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Coldwater (2014)

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Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother's consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate's spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad's arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the already eroding reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong. (c) Official Site
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NR
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Drama
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Cast

P.J. Boudousqué
as Brad Lunders
James C. Burns
as Colonel Frank Reichert
Chris Petrovski
as Gabriel Nunez
Octavius J. Johnson
as Jonas Williams
Nicholas Bateman
as Josh Warrick
Stephanie Simbari
as Erin Rose
Clayton Ladue
as Trevor
Tom Nash
as Counselor Powell
Scott K. MacArthur
as Counselor Gillis
Douglas Bennett
as Dr. William Jenson
Zach Selwyn
as Cross
Raquel Gardner
as Doris Lunders
Jesse Saler
as Jimmy
Richard Shermer
as Billy 'Gerb'
Michael Rousselet
as Counselor
Brandon Bilotta
as Counselor
Jammie Patton
as Female AJRS Inspector
Joe Bilotta
as Chief AJRS Inspector
Erik Allen
as Male AJRS Inspector
Blake Logan
as Deputy Morgan
Lesley Wolff
as Detective Parker
Charley Rossman
as Male Detective
Brian Thomas Evans
as Little Boy's Father
Logan Carroll
as Little Boy
Martyn Hale
as Shackled Inmate
Dalton O'Dell
as Newbie Inmate
Dave Grashaw
as Older Sheriff
Paul Dergarabedian
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Coldwater

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

The film transcends its B-movie template with realistic performances and taut direction, yet never spares the thrills.

Full Review… | September 5, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

For a first time feature outing, "Coldwater" is a fine effort from Grashaw, and the setting feels fresh and new. It's an original take on a coming of age, young masculinity tale, but ultimately, it doesn't quite live up to all of its potential

Full Review… | August 27, 2014
The Playlist
Top Critic

The best thing about it is its star, P.J. Boudousqué, who locates a sense of terror and betrayal that the script lacks.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's a promising topic for a drama, and Greshaw's talented leading man carries it until the filmmaker steals it from him and destroys everything built up in the first hour.

Full Review… | August 15, 2014
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

There's a compelling, perhaps important thriller to be made about dark doings at for-profit juvenile detention camps, but "Coldwater" misses the mark.

Full Review… | August 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Coldwater

Intense thriller that was certainly memorable and unique. A very disturbing story and from time to time can feel confusing and even incomplete.

Nick Manila
Nick Manila

Strong acting, gritty and striking. Excellent movie that will keep you interested until the end. Quite dark, but so is the subject matter.

Sal Aversa
Sal Aversa
½

This film is brutal and violent. But, despite the amount of action, this film manages to bore the audience. It's half-formed characters and too-long torture scenes belay what could have possibly been a great film.

Amanda Whipp
Amanda Whipp

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