Review: COLD COMES THE NIGHT

Chloe (Alice Eve) is a single mum who lives in and runs a hotel. Struggling to make ends meet, she has set up a deal with Billy (Logan Marshall-Green), a local, crooked cop, to allow prostitutes to use her rooms. All seems to be going well, until one night things get out of hand and there is a murder. The murdered is a ganster who was working with an almost blind Russian gangster, Topo (Bryan Cranston), to get a big stash of money to the ‘boss’.

With his accomplice dead, and the cash stolen, Topo needs someone to be his eyes and help him get the cash back. Chloe seems like the perfect target – but will it be as straight forward as he thinks?

Thanks to Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston is hot property right now. Surely if he is in a movie, the quality would have to be just as good as this popular TV show – right? In the case of Cold Comes the Night, the answer is wrong.

While watching this film, the constant question going through my mind is “why did Bryan Cranston sign up for this role so soon after playing the meek chemistry teacher turned bad drug maker Walter White?

Cold Comes the Night does not have a great script, nor is it a meaty role for Cranston.

Anyone who watches Breaking Bad  knows that Bryan Cranston is an amazing actor. He can go from good to bad in 0 to 30 seconds and not once do you question his ability. His portrayal of Topo is nothing like that – it feels like a bad Russian criminal charicature.

The only person I can understand sigining on the dotted line for this film is Alice Eve. This was a good vehicle for her to show off her acting prowess. For so long she has been thought of as just a pretty face but this role shows she is much more than that.

Cold Comes the Night has no real tension, no surprises and it doesn’t know when to end. It looked like the torture was going to end three other times before eventually deciding to put the audience out of their misery on the fourth opportunity.

I don’t know who would enjoy this film, there is not enough action to be an action movie, not enough thrills to be a thriller and not enough heart to make us actually care! Stay away from this and go back to TV where the best drama can be seen!

Cold goes the mind for having to sit through this!

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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