Written September 13, 2012
Cold Light of Day appeared promising with actors like Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, and Henry Cavill, but turned out to be less than amazing. I enjoy thrillers and this movie seemed to have the essence of Taken, a movie I love. However, it was a mediocre film with mediocre acting. The script was predictable and uninspired. The entire time I was hoping for a surprising plot twist or a remarkable discovery, but neither of those things happened. The couple "twists" that occurred in the movie were so minor and predictable, that the story line felt like nothing more than one long action sequence. It was entertaining enough that I wouldn't label it a "bad" movie, but I would definitely recommend that you rent it rather than see it in theaters.
Written September 11, 2012
This film starts out slow; but after 25 minutes or/so it gets interesting. I found it hard to understand what was going on for awhile. Once it becomes clear you find out that the storyline is an old; but proven one. The acting is good and the director uses many different camera angles to spruce up scenes. He uses 180 degrees and filming reflections to enhance dramatic scenes. The car chases are poorly done and there are several faults in the film. What I call a fault is when someone takes off in a car with their foot to the floor and the thug runs down a flight of stairs to his car. He gets in and goes around the block only to ram into the back of the first car while both are doing 70 MPH. I know there little things like that in all movies; but this one seemed to have more than the norm. I still say go and see this one on the big screne. The scenery is beautiful. It shows the fantastic beaches of Spain and it's landscape. I would say that you need to pay close attention to who's who's.
Written September 10, 2012
A man goes on vacation with his family only to have them all kidnapped when he goes into town for some supplies. Where did they go? Who has them? This movie has suspense, drama, and plenty of action. I'm kind of shocked that it is totally under the radar, as if no one has heard of it. I was very leery of watching a movie which is unknown, but after leaving the theater I was happy I went. The guy who plays the lead is believable as a guy whose afraid of what's happening around him but at the same time determined to find and rescue the ones he loves.
Written September 14, 2012
Very disappointing, save your money. Not sure it's even worth seeing at Red Box. I love spy thrillers. This plot goes no where and when you think it's finally going somewhere, it still doesn't. Not worth waiting til the ending.
Written September 09, 2012
The movie was good - plot kept me engaged, but I really wish they could shorten the car scenes. Way too long, and rather silly to think something such as a car chase like that could be realistic.