Cold Souls Reviews

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November 29, 2020
Bizarre? Certainly. But funny, touching and thought-provoking, too.
March 10, 2019
Clever and contemplative with excellent performances all around.
December 5, 2018
Mr. Giamatti, in a humble and winning performance, carries this witty film, with the help of a talented supporting cast - in particular, Dina Korzun, who plays a Russian soul mule with tough grace.
February 6, 2018
Barthes' first film indicates a fearless, imaginative writer/director with a great deal more to offer audiences with her future projects; if Cold Souls isn't always easy to warm to, it certainly lights the fire of a talent worth watching.
April 8, 2014
Eccentric without ever becoming unduly whimsical, Sophie Barthes' surrealism-lite "Cold Souls" (which she tenders a co-film-by with Andrij Parekh) pirouettes within the same school as Charlie Kaufman's dance floor.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
August 29, 2011
By the time Barthes' screenplay descends into a psychodrama of infancy, we're beyond caring.
December 30, 2010
Fanciful tale is fun for grownups; won't appeal to kids.
October 21, 2010
Barthes' execution is flat, philosophically empty and mostly boring. But you can't call it soulless (no, not even when it's a zinger of a pun to finish the review with).
August 12, 2010
Barthes introduces a captivating concept provoking a number of philosophical questions, but never answers them making the film unsettling and difficult to enjoy.
July 6, 2010
The nature and value of the human soul is thoughtfully and humorously explored.
June 15, 2010
Sophie Barthes' debut feature is a surreal blend of witty comedy and reflective %u2014 please excuse the expression %u2014 soul searching.
March 12, 2010
Feels like "Being John Malkovich" but funny nonetheless. Paul Chambers, CNN.
December 1, 2009
If you could buy Cold Souls in flatpack form from IKEA, when you laid out all the parts on the living room floor they'd look a lot like the components for a Charlie Kaufman movie.
November 26, 2009
You'd say that Cold Souls is strange, but strange doesn't begin to describe this darkly humorous, concept film.
November 26, 2009
Cold Souls is imitation Kaufman, written and directed by newcomer Sophie Barthes, who makes no effort to hide the source of her inspiration.
November 26, 2009
The result is a deliciously deadpan piece of absurdism with some unexpectedly poignant touches.
November 26, 2009
In Cold Souls, it is time for more metaphysical mucking about with an actor playing a pretentiously remixed version of his real self.
November 26, 2009
There's added appeal thanks to Barthes' silly but fun film via the outstanding cinematography by her collaborator, Andrij Parekh, whose arty lighting and careful framing make the film a visual treat.
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