Cold Light of Day details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver|
|Director:||Mabrouk El Mechri|
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Cold Light of Day
|1hr 29 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Easy to watch and enjoyable.By loz80 (3 reviews) from Colchester , 13 Apr 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]If you like good old fashioned action then I'd recommend this film. The plot is a little thin but it had suspense and good action sequences and a couple of twists. All the main actors gave good performances, Henry Cavill is a good good guy (gives me hope for superman) and Sigourney Weaver is always a good baddie so you know what you are getting there. This is not groundbreaking cinema but easy to watch and enjoyable.
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The Cold Light of DayBy Ricia (156 reviews) , 23 Sep 2012This is an ok predictable film to watch on a Saturday night when there is nothing else on the box. It has a credible storyline, with elements of other thriller qualities such as chasing people '24 style'. Henry Cavill and Bruce Willis were good, Sigourney Weaver was a bit trigger happy at times, but otherwise ok.
Jason Bournes long distance cousinBy TheWatchman (753 reviews) from Suburbia , 19 Sep 2012The Bourne films seemed to herald a new genre in movies, i.e. the chase film. These are the ones where our hero, always wrongly accused on something and on the run from gun-totting agents from some black-ops government agency or another, has to leg it from one location to another, narrowly getting away each time (and picking up a helpful girl along the way who will serve as the love interest.
The Cold Light of Day is one of these sorts of films. But is it up to the Bourne standard? In short no. Its like some sort of distant cousin of the Bourne films that no one really talks about and has been left locked in an attic for most of its life while feeding off live rats and dust sandwiches.
Theres a guy (name unimportant). His family get kidnapped by a shady government agency (it doesnt really matter which one) and he has to get something he doesnt know about for them, in exchange for his familys safety. Oh, and along the way he meets a girl. Its one of those movies where you can either just listen to it, or maybe even watch it with the sound turned down youll still understand everything that happens.
Basically, its Bourn by the numbers, Everything here, despite trying hard to be good, is distinctly average. The only real surprises are how this film managed to attract action heavyweights such as Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis. I can only think they fancied a trip to Spain (oh, yeah, its set in Spain by the way) for a few days filming. Theyre not in it that much, despite featuring prominently on advertising campaigns.
If youve never seen a chase movie before, this may come off as highly entertaining and original. However, if you have, just stick to Bourne, or any of its other clones.
Failing that, its a nice film to have on if youre doing other things at the same time, i.e. you can pop out to get a cup of tea or answer the phone and come back without missing any of the plot.
Don't bother unless you have time to wasteBy a customer , 17 Sep 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideOnly watch as I think Henry is cute but wat a waste of time. Just another film about secret agents being killed and someone has to work out who and save the day/people.
Dull Dull DullBy JPG2007 (86 reviews) , 17 Sep 2012Henry Cavill was good in a supporting role in 'The Tudors' but sadly - at least here - is no leading man. This is slow, dull and pretty painful.
I would not recommend this to rent. The only plus is that you get to see a bit of Madrid (not much though), and the blu-ray video and audio were excellent quality.
Fantastic film!By a customer , 17 Sep 2012Very good film!! plot keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end - one you have to watch!!
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