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Cold Mountain Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Excellent but upsetting, only for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
November 27, 2010
There are minor merits. mostly handsome production values, to Mingehlla's screen version of the acclaimed novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
October 18, 2008
Despite its pretentious, episodic structure and emotional restraint, Cold Mountain retains its tension through multi-layered character development.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Cold Mountain is a major achievement, studded with star performances from its entire cast, offering those who are prepared to experience it...
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 18, 2007
Kidman and Law share almost no screen time together, which harms the film. Still, there are moments that are sufficiently ablaze, and make "Cold Mountain" a worthwhile diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2006
A movie of gorgeous moments alternating with many more that feel literate to the point of inducing boredom
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
If the love story is asked to carry more weight than it can bare, at least this is a film of rich measure and ambition.
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Grim in places, and at times gratuitous, this is still terrific five-hanky drama with top-flight technical work, horrifically spectacular action, subtle introspection, rich characters and a love story to die for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
As he did with The English Patient, director Minghella performs a miraculous juggling act, balancing his epic, sweeping story with the subtleties of character and detail that make Cold Mountain breathe.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
Las Vegas Mercury
March 23, 2005
'Above all, Cold Mountain is a story of women -- abandoned, starving, and learning to rely only on themselves and each other.'
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
A tough movie to sit through but a powerful one nonetheless and whilst its not the great film that it so longs to be, it is a strong journey worth taking if your prepared for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
Occasionally breathtaking and always lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
There are intimations of a genuinely moving film; in its best moments, Cold Mountain is a fantasy that - like the Lord of the Rings movies - aspires to Shakespearean heights.
| Original Score: B+
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 Review| Original Score: B
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
The vignettes are interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joe Utichi
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
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
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