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Cold Creek Manor Reviews

September 25, 2003
The only things haunting this movie are cliches.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 25, 2003
'You should've stayed in New York,' Dorff warns, long before which the audience has realized it should've stayed home to snuggle up instead with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.
September 22, 2003
... a good-looking thriller by an excellent director with strong performances from Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid -- yet it's oddly flat, with an exasperating plot, lots of strange turns and hardly any legitimate scares.
September 20, 2003
At the beginning, Cold Creek Manor almost makes you believe it could deliver all that and more. Instead, it follows the weary, well-worn path of so many contemporary scare-fests.
September 19, 2003
The whole thing is a waste of good professional filmmaking.
September 19, 2003
Quaid does his level best with a lame character, but Stone sinks under the weight of a thankless role.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
In mechanical terms, Figgis can't seem to generate anything resembling a genuine startle or moment of suspense, and his sense of internal dramatic logic seems as cracked and flimsy as the tiling on the estate pool.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 19, 2003
In the end what makes Cold Creek Manor work is Figgis' pacing and attention to detail.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2003
Keeps us squirming for about two-thirds of its running length.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2003
Hokum with a big-budget gloss, it's a simple, formulaic nail-biter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
The style is cold, the plot is creaky, and the cast is far too mannered.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2003
Cold Creek Manor is bad on purpose. It's just not bad enough.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
Two-thirds of the way through, the heroes and the bad guy all start behaving with offensively unbelievable stupidity.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 19, 2003
Simply banal, unless you are renovating a house and can identify with the chill that comes from signing all those expensive change orders.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
There is nothing here that is too obvious that Figgis and company cannot make more obvious. Nor is any device too low for the filmmaker to eagerly stoop.
September 19, 2003
At least it has a subtext, which is more than you can say for many big studio releases.
Read More | Original Score: B-
September 19, 2003
Has just enough craft to make it worth exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2003
It squanders eminently watchable stars Quaid and Stone on a script where any sense of mystery and suspense are corrupted by contrivance.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 19, 2003
Never achieves the promise offered by a likable family, believably spooky townies and rich atmospherics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2003
Another one of those movies where a demented fiend devotes an extraordinary amount of energy to setting up scenes for the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 19, 2003
The film is a disquieting and often very funny examination of yuppie unease in the country. The problem is, it's disguised as a dopey suspense thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2003
The movie ultimately belongs to Mr. Dorff, whose villain is as frightening as any human reptile to have slithered onto the screen in quite some time.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 18, 2003
Writer Richard Jefferies' solid script emphasizes character and psychology over plot and provides Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone with engaging, multidimensional starring roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 18, 2003
Cold Creek Manor will leave you cold. That's an easy but totally honest summation.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 18, 2003
It's twinged with requisite boo scares, void of deeply complicated twists and often haphazard with basic logic.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 18, 2003
The leading characters are so dumb, they deserve whatever they get.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2003
Quaid ... caps his recent string of successes with one of the most irritating and useless movie heroes of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2003
A logical, emotionally resonant thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2003
Stone, with her dry-ice charisma, does everything that an actress should except connect to whomever she happens to be facing on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C