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  • Summary: A struggling motel owner (Alice Eve) and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal (Bryan Cranston) to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his money from a crooked cop.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 6, 2014
    75
    Chun treats the material with a sophistication that brings its pulpy scenario down to earth. Not even Bryan Cranston with a cheap Slavic accent can stop him.
  2. 63
    Cranston takes small bites of this Beef Jerky Tartar script and chews, chews chews — savoring every corny fake-Russian line like the voice actor he was before “Breaking Bad” made him a star.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Dec 2, 2013
    60
    Twists pile as high as corpses before an overcooked ending sends things spiraling into silliness.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jan 8, 2014
    40
    As the screws turn, and the double crosses begin, the film sinks under the weight of its own ridiculousness. (The ever-reliable Cranston’s thick Euro-villain accent actually turns out to be one of the least ludicrous elements.)
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 9, 2014
    40
    While the actor lends his formidable presence to the proceedings, this rote thriller mainly succeeds in squandering his talents.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Jan 7, 2014
    30
    Most of the film's major happenings are either illogical or, much more damningly, not especially thrilling.
  7. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Jan 6, 2014
    12
    Tze Chun's film exudes no flair in rehashing the violence and suspense of its predictable noir-thriller material.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 23, 2014
    5
    Though entertaining, "Cold Comes the Night" is ultimately forgettable, an afterthought, overly ambitious and failing to make the most of aThough entertaining, "Cold Comes the Night" is ultimately forgettable, an afterthought, overly ambitious and failing to make the most of a talented cast. Expand

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