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Coldwater (2014)



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Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother's consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate's spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad's arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the already eroding reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong. (c) Official Site

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P.J. Boudousqué
as Brad Lunders
James C. Burns
as Colonel Frank Reichert
Chris Petrovski
as Gabriel Nunez
Octavius J. Johnson
as Jonas Williams
Nicholas Bateman
as Josh Warrick
Tommy Nash
as Counselor Powell
Tom Nash
as Counselor Powell
Scott K. MacArthur
as Counselor Gillis
Douglas Bennett
as Dr. William Jenson
Raquel Gardner
as Doris Lunders
Richard Shermer
as Billy 'Gerb'
Brandon Bilotta
as Counselor
Jammie Patton
as Female AJRS Inspector
Joe Bilotta
as Chief AJRS Inspector
Erik Allen
as Male AJRS Inspector
Blake Logan
as Deputy Morgan
Lesley Wolff
as Detective Parker
Charley Rossman
as Male Detective
Brian Thomas Evans
as Little Boy's Father
Logan Carroll
as Little Boy
Martyn Hale
as Shackled Inmate
Dalton O'Dell
as Newbie Inmate
Dave Grashaw
as Older Sheriff
Paul Dergarabedian
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Coldwater

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11)

The film transcends its B-movie template with realistic performances and taut direction, yet never spares the thrills.

September 5, 2014 | Full Review…

For a first time feature outing, "Coldwater" is a fine effort from Grashaw, and the setting feels fresh and new. It's an original take on a coming of age, young masculinity tale, but ultimately, it doesn't quite live up to all of its potential

August 27, 2014 | Rating: B-

The best thing about it is its star, P.J. Boudousqué, who locates a sense of terror and betrayal that the script lacks.

August 18, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's a promising topic for a drama, and Greshaw's talented leading man carries it until the filmmaker steals it from him and destroys everything built up in the first hour.

August 15, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions.

August 14, 2014 | Full Review…

There's a compelling, perhaps important thriller to be made about dark doings at for-profit juvenile detention camps, but "Coldwater" misses the mark.

August 14, 2014 | Full Review…

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