Movie Review: The Cold Light of Day

A young man arrives in Spain in order to spend a week of vacation with his family and soon thrown into an unfamiliar world of spies & espionage when his family is held hostage. Henry Cavill acts as the reluctant young man Will Shaw while Bruce Willis acts the Will's father, the primary reason for the predicament faced by Will. The movie is directed by Mabrouk El Mechri.

Mabrouk's movie is laudable for his efforts in portraying a normal man caught in a unfamiliar settings without going over the board. Clearly, Will is not suitable for the world of intrigue. He uses his instinct, common sense and stamina to dodge his persecutors. This is the good point of the movie. On the flip side, there are very few thrills and uninspired photography. The photography neither captures the beautiful setting not enhances the thrills.

Always on the run, Henry Cavill do not have to emote a lot. The veterans, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver, are wasted. Bruce Willis has a miniscule role as Will's father and Sigourney Weaver has a poorly written role as the colleague of Will's father. Sigourney is choosing predictable roles of late where you know the shade of the character as soon as she appears on the screen.

This is a watchable movie but on the big screen. Wait for the DVD and save it as a distraction between your normal kind of movies.

The movie is released as "Sans Issue" in France.

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

Rating: **


  1. buddy, thanks a tonne yar...u have settled down in france or what..bangalore beckons nona..haha...take care..and stay connected..

    1. hmmm... I have to shift back to Bangalore. The question is when. :)


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