Cold Creek Manor details
|Starring:||Kristen Stewart, Sharon Stone, Christopher Plummer, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis, Wayne Robson, Dennis Quaid|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Cold Creek Manor
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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The House of the Deadly Quiet, could be enhanced by something actually happening.By theOneliner.com from Truth Or Consequences, Scotland , 17 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The Tilson family escapes from New York to the slightly dilapidated Cold Creek Manor, to the general indifference of the insular small town yokels. When newly released jailbird and previous resident Dale Massie (Stephen Dorff) shows up wanting to help with the restoration, Cooper (Dennis Quaid) can't help but feel that Dale can't be trusted and perhaps the Manor is hiding some buried secrets. The most remarkable thing about this supposed thriller is that it takes over an hour for the first slightly interesting thing to happen, and then quietens down until a finale that plays more like a homage to other films than anything that's going to shock you. A tense atmosphere cannot be created by the occasional incidental manic piano jingles alone and experienced director Mike Figgis ought to know better. Shopping for mittens contains more shocks, thrills and spills than this abortion, and overall is probably a better use of your time and money.
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All the usual done badlyBy a customer , 31 Mar 2013Boring and predictable, Very flat with all the usual tropes done badly. There really is very little story here and less that you might actually care about. Uninteresting on all levels - saved by nothing at all.
cold creek manorBy rustica (10 reviews) from aberdeen , 11 Jan 2011this film was ok. It could have been so much better. Love the actors that are in it but the terrible suspense music was so annoying and the snake scene was really bad.
Bit weak & boringBy gianino (648 reviews) from London , 12 Dec 2010Great cast but weak plot. The best bit is Stephen Dorff who's brilliant & very hot. The rest sucks. It starts ok & then it gets flat unfortunately
Not a waste of time...By ohfrenchy (2 reviews) from Barnet , 16 May 2009As my first exploration into the filmic world of director Mike Figgis I was pleasantly surprised by Cold Creek Manor, as you can see; the reviews are pretty unanimous in slating this - far from 0.5 star material - thriller.
The pace is slow to begin with, and a few scenes are fairly over-acted but neither affected my overall enjoyment of the film.
Stephen Dorff gives a fantastically haunting performance that, at the climax of the film, I can't help feel is inspired greatly by Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Jack Torrance in The Shining. However, Dorff far outweighs Dennis Quaid's shoddy performance which felt more like Quaid was having difficulty getting into the role.
The story, even though far from original these days, was intriguing and I wouldn't say it was overly predictable at all.
It's definitely worth a watch, as collectively this is a stimulating film that delivers well on the tension and fear that is no doubt helped along by the foreboding soundtrack and isolation felt by the audience via the filming location.
As I'm sure Cold Creek Manor is far from Figgis' most finest work I do feel compelled to watch more of his output as a director.
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If u got nowt to do!By a customer from Market Rasen , 09 Mar 2009This is a good idea for a film and with the cast u would think it would be flawless. It is a good film and it does keep you interested.....however there was no real twist at the end which would have made the film alot more watchable. There were several scenes which bordered on the unbelievable.
Stephen Dorff was great as the eerie nutcase but prob the best part of the film.
Watch if u have watched evrything else.