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Cold Weather Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2011
The result is pretty entertaining, though most of that entertainment derives from Katz's skillful exploitation of gumshoe formula.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 10, 2011
Just at the point of losing its audience, a nifty little film suddenly emerges.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2011
Something finally happens about 40 minutes into Aaron Katz's amiably low-key feature.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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
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David Denby
New Yorker
February 7, 2011
The movie is like a butterfly half out of its cocoon, emerging with many fond looks back to the protective walls.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
February 3, 2011
The movie does have a charm that develops gradually.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 1, 2011
Not a riff on mystery stories so much as it is a riff, pure and simple, on the mystery of stories.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Ambitious, if not always satisfying.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
March 18, 2010
Pic represents considerable progress for Katz, a founding member of the mumblecore movement.