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Cold Mountain Reviews

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
The scenes feel like dominoes -- they once stood in a progression with room to breathe between, but now they're down, overlapping each other, their potential energy stolen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Zellweger's performance is major reason to catch this movie.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
The vignettes are interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
When the reel stops, the film will be remembered only as a muddled and tiresome misadventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 31, 2004
Cold Mountain is one cold teat -- tough and lifeless, yielding nothing. When even a semi-nude Jude Law can't save a movie, it's time to go direct to video.
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
Minghella crafts a complex and entertaining two-and-a-half hours with a cast who play their roles perfectly.
| Original Score: 87/100
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
July 16, 2004
One of those rare pictures that makes you believe a viewing two decades from now will be just as grand as a viewing today.
| Original Score: 4/4
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Like Dr. Zhivago of 1965, Cold Mountain is a tragic romance set amid a cataclysmic civil war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2004
While the film is handsome to look at and has its fair share of realism, it also gets plenty sappy along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 18, 2004
It's a depressing, violent and simplistic film that encourages the romantic to dream while causing others to doze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 17, 2004
It is moving, painfully so, regardless what the cynics say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 30, 2004
Even though Minghella took quite a few liberties with the novel, he managed to evoke the haunting spirit inherent in Frazier's prose.
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
March 7, 2004
Una lástima, por todos esos recursos que no terminaron de ensamblar con el éxito que merecían.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 4, 2004
Like all of Minghella's films, the best performance comes from the scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 24, 2004
Whether we're watching the domestic struggles of Kidman or Law doing moody wandering, scenes run on randomly, and don't build into a structure with arc or emphasis.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2004
'A pesar de la falta de conexión emocional que existe por momentos entre los dos protagonistas, es un buen ejemplo de entretenimiento fílmico de alta calidad'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 10, 2004
Anthony Minghella acredita (erroneamente) ser David Lean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 5, 2004
Napoleon said an army marches on its stomach. You'll need a bucket or two of popcorn to get through this death march, and you'll still suffer from battle fatigue.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2004
Despite an epic tableau set against the backdrop of the Civil War, this odyssey of a man’s journey back to the woman he loves is surprisingly dispassionate.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Buscombe
Sight and Sound
February 3, 2004
Minghella is well served by his cast. Both principals are convincing, if neither rises quite to the heights of genuine tragedy.
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