Cold Souls Reviews

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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 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.
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
The result is a deliciously deadpan piece of absurdism with some unexpectedly poignant touches.
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.
November 22, 2009
Much of cinema is so predictable these days. Cold Souls isn't.
November 22, 2009
Smart and funny, it's an amusing showcase for a great idea and the terrific Giamatti.
November 20, 2009
I love the bizarreness of the premise about a man who feels so heavy by the weight of his soul he puts it into cold storage, and although Cold Souls doesn't quite gel in the final analysis, there is much about this dream-inspired film that is wonderful
November 13, 2009
Cold Souls is odd and gloomy but the deadpan comedy and introspective musings are engaging and Giamatti's tour de force is worth the price of admission.
November 13, 2009
Moving from antiseptic clinics to the streets of St. Petersburg, there's something appropriately chilly about "Cold Souls." But if it lacks warmth or a tidy ending, it is very funny, and has plenty of intellect. Much more than a chickpea's worth.
November 13, 2009
The credible production design impresses, the camerawork offers an exquisite chill and Giamatti is in his pomp.
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