Cold Creek Manor
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New Yorkers get a crash course in the more dangerous aspects of moving to the country and buying a "handyman's special" in this thriller from award-winning director Mike Figgis. Cooper and Leah Tilson (Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone) are a wealthy couple who have grown tired of the high stress of life in New York City and are looking to move to someplace with more breathing room. Upstate, they find a mansion in the village of Cold Creek which has fallen into disrepair after it was repossessed. Convinced the house has great possibilities, The Tilsons buy it, and with a little hard… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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"The only things haunting this movie are cliches."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"At the beginning, Cold Creek Manor almost makes you believe it could deliver all that and more. Instead, it follows the weary, well-worn path of so many contemporary scare-fests."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"There are no surprises at all in this totally predictable mistake of a movie."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Figgis relies on Quaid's performance to convey the perilous dynamics of his character's threatened masculinity, and the performance produced by this trust is solid gold."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"A clichéd, implausible thriller."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC
"'You should've stayed in New York,' Dorff warns, long before which the audience has realized it should've stayed home to snuggle up instead with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"The whole thing is a waste of good professional filmmaking."
‑ Reilly Capps, Washington Post
"Director Mike Figgis also composed the score, which during the tense scenes merely sounds like a two-year-old incessantly banging on random piano keys."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"The movie builds atmosphere at the expense of action, buildup at the expense of payoff."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"despite dead horses, crazed hicks and plagues of snakes, the only truly horrifying moment here is the hint at the end that there may be a sequel."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"... a good-looking thriller by an excellent director with strong performances from Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid -- yet it's oddly flat, with an exasperating plot, lots of strange turns and hardly any legitimate scares."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Quaid does his level best with a lame character, but Stone sinks under the weight of a thankless role."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Supremely listless and scare-free nonsense."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"...leaves the audience up the creek without a paddle."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"And as it progresses, the characters become so stupid that we lose interest in them."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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