Directed by Anthony Minghella (THE ENGLISH PATIENT), this Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the... Read More
Directed by Anthony Minghella (THE ENGLISH PATIENT), this Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Far more than a simple love story, Minghella's film captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. Based on the Charles Frazier novel, this is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith. <br> <br> Ada Monroe (Nicole Kidman) is a proper lady who accompanies her preacher father (Donald Sutherland) to Cold Mountain, North Carolina. She waits for her love, W.P. Inman (Jude Law)--a sensitive man with little use for many words--to return from war. In the process she learns basic survival skills and finds strength from no-nonsense Ruby (Renie Zellweger), a spitfire who can work the land as well as any man. Meanwhile, wounded Inman has had enough of war and killing, and is slowly working his way back to Ada despite the perils of being a Confederate deserter. Law and Kidman are genuinely tou... Minimize
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63 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jul 27, 2004
Cold Mountain Displays Strength of Spirit in the Face of Cold-Heartedness
Pros: great performances and soundtrack
Cons: violent and depressing
A beautifully done Civil War epic. Just be prepared for a lot of unpleasantness. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 2, 2004
Cold Mountain (2003)
Pros: scope, direction, Kidman, Zellweger, Law, music.
Cons: if you are looking for something to complain about, you will probably find it.
The Bottom Line has set out on a quest to find true love and redemption. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 20, 2004
Unusual, Daring, but Brilliant.
Pros: Acting, dares to be different, portrays war as it really is....
Cons: ... war is depressing!... too slow&thoughtful for action junkies, some people will find offensive
Not your typical Hollywood epic. As such, your typical moviegoer may not appreciate it - but I thought it was an astonishing accomplishment. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 5, 2004
A mountain of a movie!
Pros: Great performances and cinematography in a sweeping story of love and war.
Cons: None for me!
Must see movie of civil war hardship and romance! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 14, 2005
Home is where the heart lies
Pros: great performances and well shot
a great understated romance set against the backdrop of war Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 19, 2004
The TRUE Story Behind Cold Mountain!!
Pros: An exquisite romance and (a rare treat!) an honest perspective on the nature of war
Cons: None. Absolutely none.
As Paul Harvey used to say, in that great baritone voice -- Now, you know the rest of the story!! Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 15, 2004
War Tears Apart Lives
Pros: Sumptuous photography, excellent acting from excellent actors, good story and dialogue, scenery, etc.
Cons: A good deal of violence and bloodshed, some nudity. Not for kids or the squeamish.
A truly excellent movie, destined to become a classic. A good deal of the story is a downer but its qualities recommend it. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 27, 2008
A Moving Masterpiece
Pros: An outstanding performance by Jude Law. Beautifully communicated themes.
Cons: The ending is awful. The film is unnecessarily long.
For all its flaws, Cold Mountain carries a huge emotional punch. It is the most moving film I have ever seen. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 27, 2003
Pros: Renee Zellweger along with a colorful cast of supporting characters; powerful scenes; script
Cons: Inman and Ada's love affair and how it's handled
Cold Mountain is a beautiful piece of film that depicts the Civil War on an intimate scale and is held upright by Renee Zellweger along with a strong supporting cast. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 16, 2004
A Civil War Odyssey
Pros: GREAT acting by Renee Zellewiger, nice slices-of-life from the Civil War
Cons: No apparent connection between Kidman and Law
I enjoyed this movie. It was emotional and had decent action/suspense. Those of you who know more about romance might find problems, but I thought it was just fine. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 20, 2005
The wishing well will show your future
Pros: Great story, great cast
This movie is a true love story. There is some violent scenes as well as nudity so I would not suggest it for young children. Read More at Epinions.com