Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. This sophomoric little gimmick picture -- although at times, serving as no more than a showcase for daredevil snowboarding -- provides enough powder power to keep the audience laughing, even over the rocky parts.
  2. A good-natured, gleefully juvenile comedy in the tradition of such classic snowbound fare as 1984's "Hot Dog: The Movie."
  3. 50
    A cheerfully dopey snobs vs. slobs teen comedy.
  4. 40
    There’s no point slamming this fart-and-burp teen flick, since the chortles of the 11-year-old boys -- and the men with an 11-year-old's disposition -- at a recent mall screening can't be denied.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Can't decide what direction it's going in. Some of the time it seems to be a standard teen sex comedy. Occasionally, it appears to be spoofing the genre. It concludes on a romantic, almost honorable note.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    Even the snowboarding scenes that might have been the visceral heart of this thing are cut in such a way that we never get more than a few seconds of full-frame athletic skill; despite the real-life snowboarders doing the stunt work (including Rob "Sluggo" Boyce, Tara Dakides and Javas Lehn), it all looks like editing-room cheats.
  7. 30
    A ski party movie in which the clothes are a little more revealing than they were 35 years ago, the practical jokes are a little more tasteless, and the uncertainty over sex is pretty much nonexistent.
  8. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    A purposely inane mishmash of maudlin love story, gastrointestinal gags and shredding snowboard scenes, Out Cold has a couple of laughs but mostly wipes out.
  9. About as arousing as an icy shower.
  10. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    A few minutes of good snowboarding footage -- all in the first reel, alas -- after which it's strictly downhill, bunny-slope style.
  11. I can't imagine why anyone would pay money to see this sorry excuse for a film, which plays more like a home movie than something from cinema professionals.
  12. 20
    As if to justify a serious discussion of this comedy before dissing it, some reviewers have pointed out that it evokes Casablanca. Maybe that's why the plot seems imposed on the characters.
  13. 10
    If you want laughs, just about every other comedy playing right now is good for one giggle, which is more than you'll get here. Just don't waste your time or money on Out Cold.
  14. 10
    It's the perfect image for a smelly and instantly flushable comedy that telegraphs punch lines in advance like a boorish dinner party guest.
  15. What can you say about a movie that includes its outtake bloopers reel before the closing credits?
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Aug 11, 2011
    My friends told me that I *had* to see this movie because it was so unbelievably hilarious. I have to agree with the critics on this one: "Out Cold" is so bad that it isn't even fun to watch as a joke. It is one of the most thoroughly unfunny comedies I have ever seen. How bad does a script have to be to make Zach Galifianakis unfunny? This bad. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2011
    Out Cold! Incredibly hilarious movie.Come on it features Zach Galafanakis waking up and realizes he is getting his junked licked by a polar bear, need I say more? Full Review »
  3. Oct 14, 2010
    I gave it a 2 because that's how many times I laughed. The characters were so lame I ended up rooting for the bad guys. I even went out back and got stoned and watched it again and it still sucked. The snowboarding was cool, but why not just watch snowboarding and lose the rest of the junk. Full Review »