Reviews: Cold War (2018)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: While existing in several modes at once, it features characters who seem almost constantly to be shoved around or thrown off track by external forces. Yet something of them remains constant too.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
    • Excerpt: Pawlikowski manages another masterful presentation of doomed humans struggling to outrun a past which will not let them go in a film as beautifully packaged as it is performed.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Kulig commands the camera, but “Cold War” kept me at an emotional distance.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This just might be the bleakest romance ever given a luminous facade by way of gorgeous black and white photography.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: What was a document of love enduring against all odds becomes one of love’s corruptibility. [Pawlikowski has] delivered an exposé on love’s power to blind us to everything else.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Cold War is a marvelous experience that lingers even after the wall has finally come down.
  • [New] | Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: “Cold War” forces the viewer to care not only about the characters and the story but about the essential values of freedom and love. Winner of Best Film in a Foreign Language by the New York Film Critics Circle and Best Director at Cannes, Pawlikowski’s work has stunning depth.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: It is complex, powerful and superbly well-acted.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ rises above its default possibilities and presents to us a distressing musical tapestry of emotions, politics, practicality and, often, destiny.