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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 to wonder who used to live in their new home -- and to discover what dark secrets are hidden inside. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
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  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. 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 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. Collapse

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