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Cold Comes the Night (2013)

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A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

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A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

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Sometimes the fight of your life comes in the dead of night.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Cold Quarter  »

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Sophia's pet Mr. Jones is a painted turtle, a very common species in North America. He is listed in the credits (in the Stunts department) as HHH Duck - his real name is 'Horny Horny Horny Duck'. See more »

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Sophia: I don't wanna go to school. I said I don't wanna go to school.
Chloe: Oh, is that what that was?
Sophia: Mom...
Chloe: You can't stay here with me all day, Sophia.
Sophia: You know how to do a lot of things. You are very smart. Smarter than me, definitely. Then why do I have to go to school?
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'HHH Duck' is listed in the Stunts section of the credits as playing 'Mr. Jones the Turtle' (Sophia's pet - a painted turtle). 'HHH' stands for 'Horny Horny Horny'. See more »

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A decent thriller with strong performances from Eve and Cranston
15 March 2014 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

Cold Comes the Night marks two important transitions for two different actors. The first being Bryan Cranston continuing his ascent to A list stardom after Breaking Bad and Alice Eve who seems to be heading to a more serious minded career turn distant from her eye candy roles. These two admirably elevate what is essentially a mediocre thriller.

Good: Like I said, Cranston and Eve are really good here. Eve goes for more than her looks and delivers as the mother in the middle of this cat and mouse game. Cranston is good as the mysterious Russian hit-man who is about completely blind. They both play off each other well making their interactions very intriguing. The cinematography is very nice and the direction has some solid choices going for isolation and a frigid atmosphere.

Bad: The plot is a basic cat and mouse thriller with money, gangsters, and corrupt cops being involved. Add the financially challenged mother and you have the recipe for a typical thriller. Little in the ways of actual thrills here.

Overall, this is a good time waster on a lazy afternoon and Cranston and Eve's performances make it at least worth a rental.


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