Movie review: The Cold Light of Day

Grade: D

*Cold Light of Day* currently has a 10% at RottenTomatoes.com. The good news is it isn’t all that bad. It’s certainly not a good movie. But it’s not retched either.

The acting is ho-hum. Bruce Willis has little more than a cameo roll in the movie. Sigourney Weaver doesn’t have much more than that. So don’t go see it because they’re in the movie. I thought the best acting performance was given by Verónica Echegui who is an up and coming actress in Europe. She did a great job of showing emotion when it was called for and hiding her emotion at other times. Very well done. Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of her in wide release movies here in the States.

The action was pedestrian. There was a lot of running which seems to be a trait I’ve noticed in European films lately. ( What is it with Europeans and running? ) The car chases, fighting and shootouts were predictable. It was clear that the director was trying to channel *The Bourne Identity* in one of the car chases but that scene ran out of gas.

There was no humor to speak of in the movie aside from Sigourney Weaver channeling her Ripply character from *Aliens* for about 3 seconds.

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