That Cold Day in the Park
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

A spinster goes to extraordinary lengths to assuage her loneliness in Robert Altman's 1969 drama. Wealthy Frances Austen (Sandy Dennis) conducts herself as if she were older than she actually is, but when she spies a blond youth… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 8, 1969
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Howard Thompson
New York Times

It's a cold, ugly and meandering business.

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Tom Grieve
The Skinny

Full of the drifting long shots, slow zooms, and overlapping dialogue that would help to characterise Altman's later masterpieces.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The plot is too improbable to be taken seriously, and yet director Robert Altman apparently does take it seriously.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

the psychodrama that emerges shows a woman lost in the cracks between the staid bourgeois respectability of her mother's generation, and the new freedoms of the '60s.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Robert Altman's inauspicious first theatrical feature -- recognizably his work, meandering zooms and all, but the material is somewhat pretentious and hackneyed.

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Emanuel Levy

A disappointing, implausible film

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Carlos Magalh„es
An irregular psychological drama that is well made in some aspects (especially the cinematography and editing) but not so successful in its direction, as it… More
Eric Broome
"That Cold Day in the Park" is historically interesting as one of director Robert Altman's earliest films, but its main virtues are the story and… More