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The Cold Light of Day

PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Young business consultant Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) flies to Spain for a vacation aboard his family's sailboat. When Will returns from some on-shore shopping, his family is gone and will be killed if he does not deliver a missing briefcase within 24 hours. As it turns out, his father (Bruce Willis) is not a cultural attache but a spy, and Will is in over his head. He must find a way to turn the tables on his enemies, or he and his family will all die.

Cast: Henry Cavill , Verónica Echegui , Bruce Willis , Sigourney Weaver , Joseph Mawle , Caroline Goodall , Rafi Gavron , Emma Hamilton

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

The Cold Light of Day (2012)

Release Date: September 7th, 2012|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • A preposterous thriller where the only thing more disappointing than the ending is the 93 minutes it takes to get there. show more

  • 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. show more

  • It exists basically as a long showreel for Superman-to-be Henry Cavill, who gets to demonstrate a mastery of run-with-a-gun acting and flex his leading man charisma without really breaking a sweat. show more

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  • February 07, 2013 presidentjurek
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    I think this movie is awsome butt kicking action! Bruce Willis Rocks ! lol

  • September 19, 2012 Kathy
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    Worst film I have seen in a long time. We walked out of it, it was so bad we could not stomach it!!!! The worst thing was the action scenes were so bad. Bruce Willis what were you thinking even showing your face for 5 seconds on this one!!!

  • September 13, 2012 James
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    I wish that there was less than one star. This doesn\'teven compare to most of the action based TV programs. Willis was entertaining but didn\'t last long. The rest of the movie was painful to watch. Poor acting, poor directing, poor story line, very poor movie.

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'The Cold Light Of Day' Trailer: Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver and Henry Cavill Threaten Each Other

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Moviefone Staff on January 30, 2012

Sometimes, it's nice to have a do-over. In "The Cold Light Of Day," Will Shaw (Henry Cavill, a.k.a. Superman) finds out his father (Bruce Willis) has been a CIA agent his entire life. After their fami...

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