Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain (2003)

Inman, a Civil War Confederate soldier, is seriously wounded in battle before heading home to North Carolina to his pre-war beloved, Ada. In his absence, Ada--with the help of a young drifter named Ruby--is desperately trying to hold onto… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The well-crafted Cold Mountain has an epic sweep and captures the horror and brutal hardship of war.

Time Out

If the love story is asked to carry more weight than it can bare, at least this is a film of rich measure and ambition.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

At 154 minutes, Cold Mountain is long and seems long, at times inspired, at times merely dutiful. But in most of the important ways, it succeeds.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent but upsetting, only for older teens.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A film of many excellences undermined by a flawed narrative.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Cold Mountain is the equivalent of comfort food: old-fashioned, earthy, satisfying.

Emanuel Levy

There are minor merits. mostly handsome production values, to Mingehlla's screen version of the acclaimed novel.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Cold is right -- Anthony Minghella's pretty, star-studded adaptation of the bestselling Civil War romance never makes it above freezing.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's enough of a spectacle to enjoy. It's too bad the stars are little more than serviceable and give the movie title an irony it could certainly do without.

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Cole Smithey

Only Renee Zellweger maintains a Southern accent in this laughable attempt by director Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient") at filming Charles Frazier's love story set amidst the turmoil of the Civil War.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Not far into the film there is a scene so incredibly terrifying and mind-blowing, depicting the pointlessness and cruelty of war like only the opening of Saving… More
Shawn Ewing
A romanticized civil war film with a fantastic cast and a heartfelt story. The length of the film might run a little long for some, but I enjoyed all of it.
Manu Gino
If hate sends men to war, then it must be love that brings them home. Good Film! It's beautifully crafted, assembled, and absolutely mesmerizing in all… More
Wildaly M
It's very long but worth watching.
Kevin M. Williams
Charles Frazier's distinctly American take on the personal ravages of the Civil War and what small hope may be salvaged from it's incalcuable… More
Nadira Irdiana
A very long movie about civil war that will make you bored. However, it is a good movie that deserves to be watched. But I don't quite like it and doubt… More