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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

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

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    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

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    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

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Sensibly rationing his facial expressions at this early stage in his career, 29-year-old actor and future Superman Cavill lacks the gruff authority of Liam Neeson - the go-to guy for tacky Euro-thrillers about dogged men shooting up the Continent - but looks better in a tight T-shirt. show more

  • 40
    Neil Smith Total Film

    "I'm getting sick of this!" says Sigourney during one of Cold Light's many shoot-outs. Those tempted to give it the benefit of the doubt will swiftly reach the same conclusion. show more

  • NA
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Weaver and Willis look bored silly while essaying their paint-by-numbers roles, and this film does nothing to make me think Cavill is going to be Zack Snyder's Superman incarnate. show more

  • 42
    Clark Collis Entertainment Weekly

    The result apes "The Bourne Identity" so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    A by-the-numbers thriller that often looks as murky as its plot. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast. show more

  • 25
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    The Cold Light Of Day is the antithesis of a labor of love; it's a cold, mercenary endeavor that, like the thematically similar Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction," diligently ignores the potentially intriguing issues of family and identity its plot raises. show more

  • 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.

  • September 13, 2012 fo00000000128537
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    Mercifully for his career Bruce Willis was killed off early on (not a spoiler). Sigourney Weaver was not so lucky. I understand wanting a paid vacation in Madrid, the chance to fire automatic weapons and to say hip stuff like, “I’m getting really tired of this.\" (you and me both sister), but Sigourney also chose to work with director Mabrouk El Mechri who, if he improves his abilities 100%, will still only be qualified to helm a return to TV of The Power Rangers. Believe me I am being gene

  • September 13, 2012 CHERYL
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    THIS MOVIE DOES NOT EVEN DESERVE A ONE. MAYBE MINUS 5. It was funny, Bruce Willis got killed in the first 10 minutes and then his kid had his gun with the NEVER ENDING supply of bullets that magically kept coming out of that gun. LAME, LAME, LAME. Not even worth a DVD Movie. SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • September 08, 2012 dl00000000129688
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    A truly terrible film. Willis phones it in. The director does a 1 out of 10 version of a Bourne film and the script writers turned out a turgid, uncreative pile of dross. Save your money.

  • September 07, 2012 CUCHO
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    Better than THE DICTATOR....LOL

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