The Cold Light of Day Synopsis
A young man tries to save his kidnapped family.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
The result apes "The Bourne Identity" so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.
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By Kim Newman
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...
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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...
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Total Film

By Neil Smith
"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...
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Los Angeles Times

A by-the-numbers thriller that often looks as murky as its plot.
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By James Berardinelli
A preposterous thriller where the only thing more disappointing than the ending is the 93 minutes it takes to get there.
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The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
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...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast.
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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...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
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...
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By classic style
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. We left in the middle of the movie. Acting was bad; plot was even worse. Don't waste your money....

Where was Willis?

By Movie_Buff_86
The movie was entertaining, and yes there was action but the trailor was kind of deceiving. I am a huge Bruce Willis fan and i thought he was going to have more of a role than just 15 minutes. From...

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By fred1
The names of Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis might draw you in but the movie is just not that good! The story line might have had potential but the dialogue came up short and didn't connect the...

Cold light of day (very cold......)

By Mubuhi
I think Bruce Willis was in the movie to promote it. He was so short like Steven Seigel in the movie Excutive Decision. He was gone to soon in the movie to have even his pic on the movie poster....

None of the Stars Could Make Cold Light Shine

By The Tobemann
I've never seen such normally first-rate actors perform so lamely. The dialogue and performance was just flat and delivered like someone in a high school play. Interminable chase scenes. No romance,...

Cold Light of Day

By patriciabudrock
Ladies Beware: 90% of this movie is LOUD violence, car chasing & crashing, shooting, etc. You don't get to enjoy Bruce Willis & if you go see this movie, you will soon find out why....

Action packed

By lisa_n_jackson
This movie was awesome! I'm a Bruce Willis fan and of course I had to go see it since he was in it although briefly. There were some unexpected twists and turns but isn't that what makes a movie...

weak movie - but I didn't feel the need to walk out

By IMAXimus
A few things were right with this movie...primarily the scenery and on-location filming. The weakness is that they never developed a strong protagonist or antagonist. It's sort of unclear who...

Good time waster

By jhs39
Solid B movie about hapless American man who finds out that his dad was actually a CIA agent and that his family has been kidnapped and people are trying to kill him. This is fast paced and has...

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By asanguinetti
this is one of the worse movies of the year. the story makes no sense and the script sounds as if it's been put together by a kinder garden writer. Nice scenery though....

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sequences of Action, Language and Intense Sequences of Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Amazingly dumb thriller has violence and sexual content.
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