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The Cold Light of Day Reviews

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 7, 2012
This isn't great cinema, or even a movie you'll remember four hours later, but as stupid thrill rides go, it's smart enough to show you a good time.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 13, 2012
An occasionally involving, always brusque chase movie that doubles as a whirlwind tour of Madrid.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
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.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4

Austin Chronicle
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: D

Empire Magazine
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2013
An unnecessary but inoffensive espionage thriller that you have to assume was an inch away from going straight to DVD.
Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 25, 2012
... the kind of shoddy, low-rent stinker the robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 used to enjoy ripping to shreds.
| Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
September 14, 2012
Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
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
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
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
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 11, 2012
[Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
January 22, 2013
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Charles Gant
Variety
January 22, 2013

Dark Horizons
January 22, 2013
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