“The Cold Light of Day”September 29th, 2012 at 8:36 pm by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
1 hour 35 minutes
Staring: Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Cavill
I always find that confusing tales of International Intrigue can usually attract an audience, as long as there’s enough shooting and car chases that fill the gaping holes in the story.
Bruce Willis’s family suddenly disappears during a European vacation, and this super secret agent for the CIA owes his son, Henry Cavill can explanation for being such a shadowy character.
Willis beats the living daylights out of anyone who gets in his way. The confused Cavill spends most of the movie in a quandary trying to rescue his family. He’ll discover that renegade agent Sigourney Weaver’s not to be trusted. You can trust your judgment that the shadowy plot involving a top secret missing briefcase is much too confusing.
The action adventure with the exotic Spanish setting plays out as generic as they come. Hardly anything distinguishes “The Cold of the Day” from dozens of other high Octane thrillers, where high speed chases and cliffhanging as no substitutes for cleverness and originality.
So prepare yourself for an action packed hour and a half that never quite convinces you that “The Cold of the Day” deserves more than a lukewarm 2 stars.
You too will give this film a chilly reception.