A movie for those who pay attention to details (by Iqbolle)
This movie is not for those who only seek to be entertained, or those who's not able to see what this movie is actually showing. The movie is filled with subtle details, facial expressions and body language that leaves an enormous impression. How these details have been transformed from script to reality is astonishing. And no, I'm not someone who's part of the film, I'm actually a Norwegian woman who values movies with a deeper meaning. Movies like «Cold Skin» does not come around very often, and this is actually my very first review. If you're simple minded and want <more>
easy and fast entertainment, this movie is not for you. You have to be someone who pays attention to details, and someone who have the ability to see the movie in its entirery to appreciate it. Just an advice. It's not pure science fiction/entertainment. It's a movie that is supposed to make you think about humanity and the different aspects of human behaviour.
Experience the real terror of war (by notom-23012)
Having been part of 3 conflicts, I can state, categorically - that this film will come as close to showing you the absolute brown-trouser reality of it - as any extreme-budget, high-end, high-effect, high-profile-actor as ever done. Kids now talk about war as if it's a 'gaming experience' - it's not. The brutality, the violence, the emotions felt when playing a game are nothing, NOTHING in comparison. Watch this film when you're not high on drugs, drink or out of it on any of the more 'social drugs' and you might, just might get a real feel for the terror involved.
I loved This Film (by marcusdavis40)
This movie is of the highest quality in film making .The photography is brilliant .The acting is top notch .All around a very well made film.
Outstanding film, almost exactly to the detail from the debut novel by Albert Sánchez Piñol (by TheTopDawgCritic)
This film will not be for everyone hence the disappointing low rating . For starters, it's almost an exact adaptation from the Spanish Barcelona, Spain award wining debut novel translated to 37 languages by Albert Sánchez Piñol, and directed almost perfectly by Frenchman Xavier Gens. It is not your typical big-screen huge budget Hollywood action blockbuster with A-list actors, and thus should not be compared as other reviews have to The Shape of Water. Instead, it's an artistic piece shot extremely well that was written by a Spaniard and presented by a Frenchman - definitely <more>
no Hollywood here.The directing, cinematography, landscape, vfx/sfx and score where outstanding - near perfect. The actors never heard of either performed exceptionally well and were very convincing. Yes, there were some avoidable obvious plot issues, which was disappointing considering how great the rest of the production was. However I'm thinking that it was an editing issue and cutting scenes to get the length down to 108 mins, of which considering the slow pace, I'd be complaining on the length, yet it didn't feel that long. It could also be a screenplay adaptation issue from the two novice writers - they did squeeze in as much as they could from the novel, but maybe should have cut certain scenes shorter to fill in the blanks.I've read some reviewers had questions about certain things that happened. Some of those issue are answered if you stop and think why this happened and/or dig a little deeper into the meaning. Others, you will need to read the book. I did, and have nothing to question, but do understand how others who didn't read the book would have questions.A very impressive film, unlike any other I have seen, and needs to be appreciated for what it is, and how is was shown. Would I recommend it or see it again? Absolutely. Had better screenwriters adapted the novel, this would have been a perfect 10/10. But still is a well deserved 8.5 rounded up to a 9/10 from me.
What a brilliant, original and highly enjoyable film. Take a siege situation rather like the classic story of 'Zulu'..but mix it up with a 'Night Of The Living Dead'..'I Am Legend' assault of deep sea dwelling cryptids like those in 'Humanoids From The Deep' aka 'Monster'..Doug McLure 70's movie . Set the film on a remote island where our two protagonists are stuck for a year with dwindling supplies. Also add a 'Shape Of Water' element but with an abusive inter species relationship..and finally add fantastic actor Ray Stevenson whom I have <more>
loved since I first became aware of him in the series 'Rome'. On top of everything the visual effects are very good..the soundtrack is commanding..and the remote island and lighthouse are a major aspect in themselves. And finally the urgency of night coming and what the darkness will bring. Not for everyone but a certain kind of moviegoer will love this as I did. Well worth the time. Can't recommend enough!!
Overall great story, unique plot, great acting, and a beautiful location in this film to boot. I initially thought this film was about space aliens according to the poster but I was quite wrong and pleasantly surprised it wasn't. I'd say this is a movie somewhat like The Shape of Water but this story kept my attention unlike that film. Just a nice change of pace for a different story line and if you come across this film, I highly recommend it.
Unique (by rykskelton)
Very good. Not sure how it's going to reach it's target audience as I merely stumbled across it, thinking it was something entirely different than it is . If you like, moody, atmospheric, solitary, creature features, then this is for you.
Beautiful! (by gothic-fiction)
Wow! Have I been waiting for long to see something like this. Something different, better, something to entertain and not in that Hollywood style. And I got plenty of just that!There is no point in trying to explain for too long, trust me when I say, this is one of the best horror movies out there, that don't rely on scares, on violence, but on beauty! From the great surroundings, to the creatures, the fort, everything falls in great. It was one of the best experiences I had in years.Therefore of course I will highly recommend Cold Skin, because it does nothing more than to intrigue and <more>
deliver. And by the end of it, you will even feel the cold!Cheers!
A dark story of what colonialism might have been to the indigenous habitats of a newly discovered land. Wonderfully shot cinematography followed by brilliant musical score and unforgettable story. Very enjoyable.