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Cold Weather Reviews

December 13, 2011
The result is pretty entertaining, though most of that entertainment derives from Katz's skillful exploitation of gumshoe formula.
April 13, 2011
Katz's characters are beautifully observed, the autumnal photography of downtown Portland is lovely, and the tension is expertly maintained...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2011
This is a slacker detective story, emphasis on the slack, and if you can downshift into its loping rhythms, it's pretty wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 11, 2011
Cold Weather is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2011
Just at the point of losing its audience, a nifty little film suddenly emerges.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 16, 2011
The world's first mumblecore ''thriller" - a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 12, 2011
Almost a textbook example of how to do more with less. It's about aimless people who suddenly find their aim.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2011
Something finally happens about 40 minutes into Aaron Katz's amiably low-key feature.
February 7, 2011
...Cold Weather is a lot more than a well-observed but meager mood piece. It's a seemingly enigmatic but ultimately fully realized and generous cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 7, 2011
The movie is like a butterfly half out of its cocoon, emerging with many fond looks back to the protective walls.
February 4, 2011
"Cold Weather" is much less interested in providing a satisfying mystery than dwelling on the quirks of its aimless and awkward protagonist -- anyone unwilling to go along risks severe boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2011
With only the most natural of conversations and an exacting relay of close-ups, intimate two shots and meditative landscapes, Mr. Katz reveals how the self-knowing individual becomes known to others, and me turns into we.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 3, 2011
The movie does have a charm that develops gradually.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 3, 2011
The fact that the stakes end up being ridiculously low doesn't matter. That's just one more appealing element of the film's unconventional intrigue.
February 1, 2011
Not a riff on mystery stories so much as it is a riff, pure and simple, on the mystery of stories.
July 6, 2010
Ambitious, if not always satisfying.
March 18, 2010
Pic represents considerable progress for Katz, a founding member of the mumblecore movement.