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  • Summary: Escaping from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, the Tilsons (Quaid, Stone) pack up their kids and all of their possessions and move into a recently repossessed mansion in the sticks of New York State. All's well until a series of terrifying incidents at the house lead the Tilsons toEscaping from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, the Tilsons (Quaid, Stone) pack up their kids and all of their possessions and move into a recently repossessed mansion in the sticks of New York State. All's well until a series of terrifying incidents at the house lead the Tilsons to wonder who used to live in their new home -- and to discover what dark secrets are hidden inside. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. A lightweight popcorn movie, hardly the scariest of the year but with enough jolts to be satisfying. Writer Richard Jefferies' solid script emphasizes character and psychology over plot and provides Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone with engaging, multidimensional starring roles.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    The film is a disquieting and often very funny examination of yuppie unease in the country. The problem is, it's disguised as a dopey suspense thriller.
  3. As haunted-house thrillers go, Cold Creek Manor is more ludicrous than the average but at the same time more handsomely produced.
  4. 40
    It takes forever to get moving, but when it finally does, the Quaid and Stone characters still seem ill defined.
  5. 40
    Figgis has spent too many years crafting thoughtful, innovative films to have much of a knack for storytelling this mechanical and many are the moments when he does indeed seem to have been asleep behind the wheel.
  6. Reviewed by: Laine Ewen
    38
    Clunky and riddled with clichés from start to finish, which is a shame because the cast is able and is led by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis.
  7. A gothic thriller called Cold Creek Manor extrudes an 80-minute idea -- I may be overgenerous here -- into 118 minutes that feel like an eternity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. TrujaS.
    Sep 21, 2007
    10
    An underrated MASTERPIECE. One of the Greatest Thrillers of all time. My SECOND favourite movie ever. Acting was AWESOME; Kristen Stewart did An underrated MASTERPIECE. One of the Greatest Thrillers of all time. My SECOND favourite movie ever. Acting was AWESOME; Kristen Stewart did a PERFECT (and when i says PERFECT i mean PERFECT) performance, Dennis Quaid is pretty damn good, and Sharon Stone - Stephen Dorff did an excellent work. The plot is amazing. The Original Soundtrack is really, really, really good, and fits with the movie perfectly. The 'Camera-Work' is a 'Profesional-Work'. Cast was GRAWESOME, with Kristen Stewart, Dennis Quaid, Stephen Dorff, Sharon Stone, Juliette Lewis and Christopher Plummer. If you didn't see this movie, your life isn't complete. It deserves to be on the top 10 of Horror movies. 97/100 Expand
  2. MorganI.
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    It was good. The music needed some work.
  3. Abbyl
    Jul 1, 2007
    7
    Stephen Dorff is the only thing that made me like this movie. He was going to kill off all the main characters and that made me happy.
  4. Feb 24, 2013
    4
    Usually a story like this is the setting for a ghostly horror movie. In this case, it's the setting for a movie. The story itself wasn't thatUsually a story like this is the setting for a ghostly horror movie. In this case, it's the setting for a movie. The story itself wasn't that bad, but Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone have no chemistry what so ever....and then there's Stephen Dorff. THIS is the tough guy, out of prison, who wants his house back??? This little twerp?! Who did the casting for this movie? Even the kids wouldn't be scared of Stephen Dorff! I general like the people in the cast of this film, but it's like they did this movie as a favor to someone. It really doesn't flow, the characters are unbelievable, and the story was just OK. I'd say pass on this one. Expand
  5. BrianA.
    Dec 12, 2007
    3
    Why was this made. There was no point to this. the chick was kinda hot, but that was it. Story had no surprises what soever.
  6. MelancholicAlcoholic
    Feb 8, 2008
    2
    This was the first movie I watched and wondered: What was the point of this? There was no point, the story tells nothing new, or surprising, This was the first movie I watched and wondered: What was the point of this? There was no point, the story tells nothing new, or surprising, it was like all actors thought: "Hey, you know what I got some time to kill, the first 2 weeks of May, lets make a run-of-the-mill thriller". Or whatever. Waste of good actors like Lewis and Dorff. Expand
  7. tonys.
    May 10, 2006
    0
    I want those 2 hours of my life back! Biggest waste of time, ever!

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