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Based on 28 Reviews
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

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The more elaborate the plot becomes, the sillier it gets. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cold Souls entertains on its own terms, delivering irony and suspense as Giamatti discovers that his soulless self is a terrible, terrible actor. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Giamatti is one of the few guys who could take a joke about a chickpea-sized soul and make a meal of it. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Giamatti is aptly cast, playing his own persona with awkward anxiety and suitably skewed humor. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Barthes takes her notion and runs with it, and Giamatti and Strathairn follow fearlessly. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Paul Giamatti - that huddle of broiling instincts, out-of-control impulses and aggravated ardor epitomized in "Sideways" - you feel his soul's absence as dearly as its presence. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie turns what could have been a tedious meta-movie exercise into a sincere dour farce. 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.

  • August 17, 2009 bradsilberg32
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    Fantastic funny movie about soul trafficking.

  • August 15, 2009 daveanders543
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    Awesome film. Great story and actors. Paul Giamatti is superb. Go see it now!

  • August 14, 2009 patricksteirn
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    Absolutely Loved it! Paul Giamatti is a genius. Highly recommended.

  • August 13, 2009 SEAS112
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    Though there were a couple of good laughs in the movie, It was moslty long, disconected and slow.

  • August 10, 2009 JNese17
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    This movie was the worst movie I have seen all year! The action was only in the last 30 minutes of this boring movie. It was terrible.

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