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The Cold Light of Day (2012)



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Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run. -- (C) Summit Entertainment

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Henry Cavill
as Will Shaw, Will
Bruce Willis
as Martin Shaw, Martin
Joe Dixon
as Dixon
Jim Piddock
as Meckler
Lolo Herrero
as Reynaldo
Luigi Lopez
as Puerto Serena Fisherman
Paloma Bloyd
as Christiana
Mark Ullod
as Vicente
Andrea Ros
as SP. College Girl
Borja Chantres
as Bus Driver
José Alias
as Garbage Man
Sílvia Sabaté
as Mother at Pharmacy
Colm Meaney
as Bandler
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Critic Reviews for The Cold Light of Day

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (11)

Cavill is no substitute for Van Damme, whose self-critical performance gave the earlier movie much of its heft

September 14, 2012 | Full Review…

The script throws around phrases like "intel," "terrorist" and "rogue operative," but as time bombs go, the briefcase-versus-loved-ones ultimatum barely ticks.

September 10, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Charging $10 for this movie is criminal; vouchers and letters of apology should be handed out at the exit for those stalwart viewers who stick it out to the end.

September 9, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A catastrophe worth noting only for the presence of its name cast.

September 7, 2012 | Rating: 1/5

Defined by needless, frenetic exertion in lieu of anything resembling inspiration.

September 7, 2012 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Apes The Bourne Identity so slavishly yet so boringly it winds up with no identity at all.

September 7, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cold Light of Day

Want a good look at actor playing the new "Superman"? Then check this out because he(Henry Cavill) is the star, and hopefully he is better at playing the Man of Steel. Here, he is the son of Bruce Willis, and his family gets kidnapped while on vacation in Spain. From there he finds out his dad isn't who he thought he was, and must recover a briefcase and save his family. Cavill has a great look, but he isn't that great of an actor, at least here. Willis isn't in the movie very much, which having more of him would probably have made this better. It's not a very good movie, has a couple good action scenes, and a few good little twists. But overall it just doesn't stay together enough or have much of an impact whatsoever. If you want a light 90 minute action movie, then check it out, because you can do worse. Otherwise, just find something else.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer


Excellent Movie where for once its not all about Bruce Willis, Plenty of action throughout the film, great car chase scene. Veronica Echegui is over the top on beauty and acting, as once Sigourney Weaver was but she is far from that now. If you like spy thrillers you will enjoy this one as its set in Spain. 4 1/2 stars 3-8-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


The Cold Light of Day was not what I was hoping it would be, which is a great action packed thriller. Instead it was action packed and just OK. The story was lacking. I just didn't care what was happening or if he saved his family. I know, awful. But I was bored. I shouldn't have been considering all the action surrounding the story, but I was. The acting was just OK as well. I was a little disappointed with how much Bruce we get in the movie as well since he and Weaver were my main reason of seeing the film. In the end the film is a turd that could not be polished with the likes of Willis or Weaver. Disappointing.


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