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The Cold Light of Day Reviews

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May 3, 2015
One of those lousy multinational productions usually cobbled together from some Israeli dry-cleaner's fun-money hoping for a quick buck on the direct-to-video circuit.
June 30, 2013
A poorly-directly and terribly-executed mess of a motion picture that should have been left in the dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
January 22, 2013
An unnecessary but inoffensive espionage thriller that you have to assume was an inch away from going straight to DVD.
September 25, 2012
... the kind of shoddy, low-rent stinker the robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 used to enjoy ripping to shreds.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 14, 2012
Sigourney Weaver, who last year suffered the indignity of backing up Taylor Lautner -- Taylor Lautner, for God's sake -- in the daft Abduction, now finds herself essaying the role of the villain in another action flick that's nearly as dopey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 14, 2012
Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
September 14, 2012
Fans of inane and/or unnecessary expositional dialogue will have a field day. Everyone else can Netflix Hudson Hawk and forget to watch it, thus having more fun than anyone who shells out $10.50 for this tedious stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
September 14, 2012
The Cold Light of Day is an appropriately named action drama. It generates very little heat or light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2012
An average suspense thriller made a little better by a no holds barred performance from Sigourney Weaver
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 12, 2012
If you were to look up the word "generic" in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of this film's poster right next to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 11, 2012
[Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience.
September 10, 2012
A perfunctory chase movie that drops in its tracks long before it reaches what's supposed to pass for a rousing climax.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 10, 2012
The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 9, 2012
Rather than defining those twists and turns with sharp punctuation, director Mabrouk El Mechri turns them into gentle speed bumps, making the film barely interesting rather than exhilarating
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 9, 2012
Charging $10 for this movie is criminal; vouchers and letters of apology should be handed out at the exit for those stalwart viewers who stick it out to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 9, 2012
If you are a Willis or Weaver completist then just wait until cable for this lifeless and uninspired waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
September 8, 2012
The Cold Light of Day is a colossal mess -- and amazingly dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 7, 2012
A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
September 7, 2012
Defined by needless, frenetic exertion in lieu of anything resembling inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 7, 2012
... positions itself as a mindless series of shootouts and chase sequences.
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