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NY1 Movie Review: ‘Cold Comes The Night’

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A new thriller, Cold Comes The Night, starring Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston and Star Trek's Alice Eve is playing in theaters and it can also be currently found On Demand. NY1's Neil Rosen filed the following review.

Eve plays Chloe, a single gal with a young daughter who's struggling to make ends meet. She runs a sleazy motel in upstate New York that's being used by both drug dealers and prostitutes. Child services is threatening to take her kid away from her unless she changes the child's environment in two weeks.

Life takes a drastic turn when Topo, a nearly blind mobster with a thick Polish accent, played by Cranston, shows up. It seems that someone has made off with a ton of money that he’s been transporting.

His plan is to hold both Chole and her daughter hostage and enlist them in his effort to find the cash. Fairly quickly Chloe comes up with a plan of her own, where they could both possibly profit from the grim situation.

I was originally laughing at Cranston's menacing foreign accent, but after some time I began to think that this great actor was in on the joke. Eve, who deglamorizes herself for this role does a terrific job here, showing off a tough side. And speaking of accents, since she's from England, her American one is spot on.

Despite several implausible situations plotwise and a silly, over the top performance from Logan Marshall Green a as a corrupt cop. Eve, Cranston and director Tze Chun kept me more than interested, doling out a good deal of suspense throughout.

The movie is not worth full price at the box office. But it's very well suited for an On Demand rental. Additionally, if you're missing Breaking Bad, as I am, here's a chance to get another fix of Cranston in semi-Heisneberg mode.

Neil Rosen's Big Apple Rating: Two-And-A-Half Apples ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP