In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier (Law) embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart (Kidman). Based on the novel by Charles Frazier.
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Excellent but upsetting, only for older teens.
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Fresh: As they might have said in the old days, this sweeping historical romance is one heck of a classy picture which is both its great virtue and its limitation.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 2003
Fresh: A film of many excellences undermined by a flawed narrative.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Fresh: It is a promontory of undeniable beauty and occasional power, but Cold Mountain remains so dark and distant on the screen -- shivering in a wintry gloom -- that it hardly casts an emotional shadow.
- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News, Thursday, December 25, 2003
Beautiful, sad story with an amazing cast and stunning scenery.
- gatorgirl13, Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is a pretty long Civil War melodrama, but it's pretty damn good. I;m not really into romance movies, but Civil War dramas are okay in my book. I really like the cast and the performances they give. That includes even the bit parts by Jack White, Ethan Suplee, and others. I also really enjoyed the camera work and the music- good stuff. This is a tearjerker, but if you have the time, and are in the right mood, this proves to be a satisfying watch.
- cosmo313, Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There is no denying that Cold Mountain is a good movie. if you were to make a list of things that a "good movie" shoud have, it would hit every single item. It has a good story, one that is very famiilar while still unique; great acting from a talented and popular cast; and is sprawling and masterful in its cinematography and sheer scope. While I really did enjoy the movie, it never got under my skin. The story sort of demands that it be incredibly emotional, but it just seems sort of detatched. You never really feel all that strongly for Inman and Ada. Oftentimes the characters seem very stereotypical and cliched as well. Overall, it is a good film, but there are just to many flaws to really consider Cold Mountain to be great.
- neverteaseaweasel, Wednesday, February 17, 2010