'The Cold Light of Day' Critic Reviews

60%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   44 reviews
  • Clark Collis Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    20
    A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast.
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  • Ben Sachs Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft
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  • Charles Gant Variety (Top Critic)
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  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    38
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    20
    The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks.
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  • AV Club
    17
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  • Austin Chronicle
    0
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  • Dave White Movies.com
    50
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  • Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com
    42
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  • Eric D. Snider Pajiba
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  • Empire Magazine
    40
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  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    13
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  • Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review
    20
    ... the kind of shoddy, low-rent stinker the robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 used to enjoy ripping to shreds.
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  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    38
    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.
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  • Gary Wolcott Tri-City Herald
    40
    The Cold Light of Day is an appropriately named action drama. It generates very little heat or light.
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  • Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle
    0
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Beck Examiner.com
    38
    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.
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  • Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com
    50
    An average suspense thriller made a little better by a no holds barred performance from Sigourney Weaver
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  • Brett Michel Boston Phoenix
    [Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience.
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  • Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion
    17
    A perfunctory chase movie that drops in its tracks long before it reaches what's supposed to pass for a rousing climax.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • JimmyO JoBlo's Movie Emporium
    20
    If you are a Willis or Weaver completist then just wait until cable for this lifeless and uninspired waste.
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  • Andrea Chase Killer Movie Reviews
    40
    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
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  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media
    20
    The Cold Light of Day is a colossal mess -- and amazingly dumb.
    Full Review » 2 years ago