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Cold Mountain Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 24, 2003
Minghella tries too hard here, carefully placing every element but stupidly forgetting to include any feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 18, 2003
Low emotional wattage in what ought to be a soaring romance.
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
December 9, 2003
Leaves you luke-warm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 25, 2003
Minghella's detail-rich film is like a beautiful piece of fabric, lovingly crafted by hand. And Zellweger is like a big ol' stain, right in the middle of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Something to mildly admire rather than embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
April 22, 2007
A love story likely to leave you cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
December 10, 2003
Terrible and slow-moving. Kidman and Law lack chemistry.
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Cole Smithey
May 12, 2009
Only Renee Zellweger maintains a Southern accent in this laughable attempt by director Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient") at filming Charles Frazier's love story set amidst the turmoil of the Civil War.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Joshua Tyler
December 25, 2003
Cold Mountain wants desperately to be Gone with the Wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 28, 2003
It's difficult to tell whether Minghella chronically miscasts these epics, or if his mediocre direction stifles the cast he ends up with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
So utterly manufactured for Oscar, it was nauseating.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
December 21, 2003
Feels curiously put together - it jerks together from event to event without any real flow and the two leads display absolutely no chemistry when they are on-screen together.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 6, 2008
A kitschy, lugubrious and deeply unhistorical exercise in self-congratulation.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 12, 2003
Those who found ...The English Patient lovely to look at but ponderous and overstated are likely to feel the same way about Cold Mountain.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
December 22, 2003
When all of your supporting characters are more compelling and charismatic than your leads, your movie is in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
December 24, 2003
Minghella, in his long-winded tales of love, has the storytelling prowess of a narcoleptic Ulysses teacher
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 27, 2004
Lovely to look at, engagingly acted, but empty and... well, "cold" pretty much sums it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
February 10, 2004
Anthony Minghella acredita (erroneamente) ser David Lean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 23, 2003
[Law's] actorly determination matches Kidman's -- there's more chemistry in their tintypes than their interactions -- although the script decrees that these cool operators make a sweet pair of sweeties.
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