The Cold Light of Day
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft"
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A poorly-directly and terribly-executed mess of a motion picture that should have been left in the dark."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Sigourney Weaver, who last year suffered the indignity of backing up Taylor Lautner -- Taylor Lautner, for God's sake -- in the daft Abduction, now finds herself essaying the role of the villain in another action flick that's nearly as dopey."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"An average suspense thriller made a little better by a no holds barred performance from Sigourney Weaver"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Defined by needless, frenetic exertion in lieu of anything resembling inspiration."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"An unnecessary but inoffensive espionage thriller that you have to assume was an inch away from going straight to DVD."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Pajiba
"Fans of inane and/or unnecessary expositional dialogue will have a field day. Everyone else can Netflix Hudson Hawk and forget to watch it, thus having more fun than anyone who shells out $10.50 for this tedious stinker."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"If you were to look up the word "generic" in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of this film's poster right next to it."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Charging $10 for this movie is criminal; vouchers and letters of apology should be handed out at the exit for those stalwart viewers who stick it out to the end."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all."
‑ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"... the kind of shoddy, low-rent stinker the robots on Mystery Science Theater 3000 used to enjoy ripping to shreds."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The Cold Light of Day is an appropriately named action drama. It generates very little heat or light."
‑ Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
"[Weaver is] the only one having any fun - and that includes the audience."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
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