The Cold Light of Day
Be careful who you trust.
A young American (Cavill) uncovers a conspiracy during his attempt to save his family, who were kidnapped while on vacation in Spain.
[INSERT GENERICALLY HANDSOME LEAD HERE]
'Oh no I'm on the run and my family has been kidnapped'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no, this silly plot twist has really left me alone now. And I'm being chased by the villain who was already revealed in the poster and the trailer. Where should I go?'
[INSERT CONVENIENTLY HANDSOME ACTRESS HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]
'Oh no I'm being shot at by magical bullets that can't seem to hit me and I've fallen off buildings and stuff but I'm just an average Joe. I'm still running faster than trained professionals and kicking their asses though.'
[INSERT SILLY PLOT TWIST HERE FOLLOWED BY POINTLESS CAR CHASE]…
Superman and John McClane in the same action film - It can’t fail, right? WRONG! The Cold Light of Day is a paint by numbers action thriller with hints of Bourne and Hitchcock but without the mastery of either. Here we are supposed to believe a broker, albeit one with a chiseled body and model good looks, can outsmart and outfight a gang of CIA agents. Sadly this is easier to believe than the idea that Henry Cavill is the next big thing in action films. Having sat through a number of his movies I have yet to see any great acting talent or hint of natural charisma.
The film has plenty of chases (be they on foot or in…
This film should never have seen the cold light of day.
Armed with my cinema pass, too much free time, and the fact I'd already seen everything else at the cinema I went to go see this film, not even having ever heard of it. I still have no idea what it was about, but I know one thing... it needed more Bruce Willis.
Sigourney Weaver, coitada, deve ter muitas contas pra pagar!
Be prepared for a lot of "Why the fuck?" and "What the hell" moments.
It has the stars; it has the exotic European locale; it has the CIA; it has a MacGuffin briefcase.
All that considered, The Cold Light Of Day is the very button of mediocrity.
It's an increasingly familiar situation whereby a film strives so hard to be considered merely perfunctory. Its goal is, seemingly, to be average.
No standout action scenes; no standout performances; no standout plot. Just a checklist of escape scenes and car chases against a vaguely unfamilar backdrop.
The Boring Identity.
Henry Cavill is so goodlooking I wanted to watch this for him, but I just found it very hard to believe that a grown man wouldn't know his dad was a CIA agent. Random decisions kept being made all over the place in this pic. The chase scenes were exciting, but it was all a bit torturous.
And the ending was pretty blah. I've seen better.
Entertaining pursuit movie with a lot of unanswered questions on how the script is developing. If you expect a Bruce Willis action movie you'll be disappointed because he leaves the scene rather early. His less experienced son takes this role over and does this from an acting point of view reasonably. Sigourney Weaver plays the bad guy and does this well.
Good cast and international setting make for an enjoyable movie. Could of used a little more Bruce Willis, although Cavill held his own. Better than expected.
Gotovo sam zbog imdb ocjene preskočio ovaj film i drago mi je da nisam napravio tu pogrešku. Nisam vjerovao da Bruce Willis i Sigourney Weaver mogu glumit u baš toliko lošem filmu i bio sam u pravu. Dosta je naivan, ali i jednako zabavan i dinamičan. Sigourney užasno smara ovom smećastom ulogom, jer glumi nedojebanu kuju koja je specijalni agent i dosta to sve s njene strane dijeluje pogrešno i neuvjerljivo. Henry Cavill je fino odradio svoju ulogu i volio bih ga vidjeti u nastavku ovog filma ukoliko se dogodi. Šteta zbog scene nakon početka filma, ali je opet pasala za plot ovog filma. Kao što rekoh dobio zabavu i volio bih od ovog da se izrodi nastavak. Cavillu bi baš pristajala ta uloga.
By-the-numbers thriller that is clearly being sponsored by the Madrid tourist board.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nothing more than your average 13 in a dozen action movie. Nothing special, nothing exciting. Bruce Willis is only in it to die. And they shoot some scene with (night)filter!!! I haven't seen that since the 60. Besides that there are quite a few continuity mistakes and other small blunders. 5/10
Not even a little good. Cavill ends up fighting Sigourney Weaver a lot. Strange choice.