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The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 7 September 2012 (USA)
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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

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Gorman
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Laurie
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Josh
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Dara
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Meckler
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After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

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Instinct is his greatest weapon.

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fría luz del día  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,831,588 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$3,749,061 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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When Henry Cavill turned up on set, he had just finished shooting Immortals (2011) and came sporting an extremely muscular and ultra-ripped physique. Director Mabrouk El Mechri told him that he had to play an ordinary man and that his current body would be completely wrong for the character. Henry Cavill had to lose all the muscle tone and mass that he gained over the previous six months to get his body to look like that of an average man. He did it by eating and drinking a lot and not working out. See more »

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When Will and Lucia are travelling by train to Puerta del Sol, Lucia is wearing a blue jacket. When she says goodbye to Will in the train station, the jacket is gone. Lucia is neither wearing nor holding it, nor does she have it tied around her waist. See more »

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Carrack: [Firing her gun on finding Gorman dead] YOU FUCKING AMATEUR.
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Written by Porter Robinson, Richard Billis, and Sue Cho
Performed by Porter Robinson and Lazy Rich featuring Sue Cho
Courtesy of Big Fish Recordings
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Garbage in, garbage out
3 September 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie just didn't work for me. The screenplay is so lame and just doesn't create a consistent and great movie. Where a good movie creates an arc for a lead, this is a good example why that rule should be obeyed.

Cavill is lacking any kind of likability, and never seems to create a character we are cheering for. He is a spoiled brat that doesn't seem to get along with also not likable Brucy Willy. Because? Because? Ahhhh, daddy wasn't that great in the past.

What is this movie about? A briefcase with 'important documents'....? Whooo? Exciting. But if this is the MacGuffin, what is the overall idea? Is it about Cavill's relationship with his father? Or the rest of his family.

Well you probably won't have the answer because it is missing from the movie. The Cavill at the end of the movie is hurt and has rescued his family, but is still the same guy. No change at all. He has a new sister, but that just covers it.

Missing chance after chance, this movie is a direct example why screen writing is a profession, and not a hobby.

Also, after seeing "Abduction" and "Cold light of day", I am seriously wondering if Sigourney has suddenly become a dyslectic or is in serious need of money. Read the F-ing script woman, you were in "Gorillas in the mist", "Alien", "The Mosquito coast" and other classic movies. Please stay away from these mediocre projects.


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