• Released
  • February 4, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 37 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Suspense/Thriller
88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is a slacker detective story, emphasis on the slack, and if you can downshift into its loping rhythms, it's pretty wonderful.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Katz, however, is great with gentle moments (his most dear and haunting is the final scene), and he handles the balance of mystery and family drama quite adeptly.
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Cold Weather is partly a movie with an actual plot, not just a portrait of young twentysomethings adrift in unfulfilling circumstances.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Cold Weather becomes the world's first mumblecore "thriller" - a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Weds half-hearted thriller elements to the self-absorbed, no-budget mumblecore films pioneered by Katz in efforts like "Dance Party, USA."
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50

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The laughs - Doug tries to take up the pipe, a la Sherlock Holmes - are on the flat side.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One difficulty with this film is that Doug is the least vital of the three main characters; he has mastered mildness as a second language. Another is the zone in which the film operates, equidistant between droll and dull. If that's a comfort zone for you, Cold Weather may be worth a look-see.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Mumblecore meets Arthur Conan Doyle in the ambitious, if not always satisfying, Cold Weather.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Unfortunately, the movie doesn't have enough going on to keep us engaged, but writer-director Aaron Katz has a confident style and a way with small moments.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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