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The Cold Light of Day Reviews

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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
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
April 12, 2012
From the outset, The Cold Light of Day purports to be nothing more than a by-the-numbers action thriller. What's shocking is how it manages to take this predictable-but-sturdy template and sell it short.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 19, 2012
Bruce Willis was once our favourite wisecracking action hero. Now his movie career seems to be heading from Planet Hollywood to the dark side of Moonlighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
September 4, 2012
Relates more or less the same story as Spy Kids, though in this case the kid is in his late 20s and the spy stuff is much less believable or robust.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
April 10, 2012
It all boils down to a series of riotously extended showdowns between Cavill and Weaver...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2012
The only thing shabbier than the dull, near-incomprehensible night-time cinematography is the shopworn script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 14, 2012
Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
September 7, 2012
Simply put, "Day" is a mess Cavill never rises above.
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
April 11, 2012
There's the usual mixture of flying tables and chairs and various scrapes here and there while unknown director Mabrouk El Mechri tries to remember what he was supposed to be doing with the plot.
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 11, 2012
[Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience.
May 31, 2017
An embarrassment for everyone involved but, thankfully, no-one but the most forgiving of viewers will end up seeing it.
January 22, 2013
An unnecessary but inoffensive espionage thriller that you have to assume was an inch away from going straight to DVD.
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 7, 2012
If there's anything positive to glean from Cold Light, it would have to be its use as an educational tool, teaching young film students how not to make a mid-budget action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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 8, 2012
The Cold Light of Day is a colossal mess -- and amazingly dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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