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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Paul (Paul Giamatti), an actor, is having trouble preparing for the title role in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya." A magazine article puts him in touch with Dr. Flintstein, who specializes in the extraction and exchange of souls. Paul receives the essence of a Russian poet and is a rousing success onstage, but offstage, his new soul is taking over his life. A black-market courier named Nina (Dina Korzun) joins forces with Paul on a journey to Russia to find his lost soul.

Cast: Paul Giamatti , Dina Korzun , Emily Watson , David Strathairn , Lauren Ambrose , Katheryn Winnick , Boris Kievsky , Oksana Lada

Director: Sophie Barthes

Genres: Comedy drama, Science fiction

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Cold Souls (2009)

Release Date: August 7th, 2009|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You'll laugh till it hurts at Cold Souls. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Only a temporarily compelling conflict for a feature-length film. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The low-key satire would have benefited from more of a back story to Giamatti's character and a clearer sense of his relationship with his wife. But what we do get is compelling in the way of an indelible, dreamy short story. show more

  • August 31, 2009 kgreeney
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    Again, I am off the mark. The newspaper reviewers, overall, think this movie is worth 4/5 stars when I think it should be thrown out. A real disappointment. Mel Brooks should have been consulted. Not really work rating... sorry

  • August 29, 2009 Munec82
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    I thought I'd give this movie a try...something different. Unfortunately it was not what I was expecting. Turns out that it is entirely too slow. I have to agree that this has been the worst movie I have seen this summer.

  • August 17, 2009 stevestolberg
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    Cold Souls is an interesting genuinely funny movie. Gorgeously shot. It gets a bit sad at times and it makes you think. I enjoyed the russian stuff a lot and Giamatti's performance is quite unique.

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