Cold Weather
Cold Weather (2011)

A self-styled Sherlock Holmes leads an unlikely team of irregulars in this charming comic mystery from indie auteur Aaron Katz. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, followed by a much-lauded screening at… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For viewers who manage to stay invested in its occasionally aimless story, Cold Weather proves a surprisingly sophisticated blend of mumblecore and indie noir.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The result is pretty entertaining, though most of that entertainment derives from Katz's skillful exploitation of gumshoe formula.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Cold Weather is good in so many subtle ways, I despair of doing them justice.

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Amy Taubin

Katz is a triple threat, his editing every bit as important as his writing and directing for his movies' sense of place, shifting tonalities, and emotional vibrations.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Katz's characters are beautifully observed, the autumnal photography of downtown Portland is lovely, and the tension is expertly maintained...

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Just at the point of losing its audience, a nifty little film suddenly emerges.

Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

'Cold Weather' is an engaging and inventive act of genre-tweaking with no bells and whistles attached, and it represents a huge leap forward for an increasingly promising filmmaker.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

This is a slacker detective story, emphasis on the slack, and if you can downshift into its loping rhythms, it's pretty wonderful.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The world's first mumblecore ''thriller" - a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically.

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Will Leitch

The movie is charming in spite of itself, even if you don't really care about the characters, the mystery or the resolution.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
So laid back it almost seems merely like a slice of real life ... until a mysterious disappearance in Portland jars an ex- forensics student out of his self-… More
Lewis C.
I won't address the story of Cold Weather in detail, because I think the less you know of it, the better. But if you do need story details in advance,… More
Cast: Cris Lankenau, Raśl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Jeb Pearson, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, Katy Rothert, Paul Rothert, Jerry Moyer… More
Walter M.
In "Cold Weather," Doug(Chris Lankenau) is in something of a rut, having given up on his studies of forensic science, and moved back to Portland,… More
paul sandberg
Sometimes when you are viewing a film, it seems like you are a fly on the wall, witnessing the events as they naturally occur. This can be a definite plus, as… More
Stephen Earnest
Aaron Katz's mumblecore effort "Cold Weather" surprisingly isn't as unlikeable as other films of the subgenre are. The elements are all here… More