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Cold Mountain Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Minghella's adaptation of the 1997 Charles Frazier novel is emotionally detached and almost too studiously carpentered: a willed exercise in mythmaking.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Looks splendid and commands respect, but leaves you wondering what essential something you missed. It's a worthy film at war with itself.

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Watching this movie, it seems to be the next level down from great -- maybe too episodic. But it burns in the memory weeks after you see it.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A somber, often downbeat depiction of human savagery and treachery as well as of human kindness. Writer-director Anthony Minghella has meticulously crafted an intimate epic.

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