Film Brief: Cold in July

Cold in July - posterI must be on a roll — 3 good movies in theaters in a row!

Now maybe it had something to do with the Texas setting, but the first half of Cold in July was echoing in my ear No Country for Old Men.  The consistent, compelling pacing and ever-unfolding storyline gave me a similar feelingCold in July as the Coen brothers’ triumph.  An old fashioned crime thriller with a terrific performance at its center, Cold in July runs in stellar warp mode for a good long while before finding itself muddled a bit with clichés in the latter half. On balance: 7/10

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Comparison Notes (all recommended): 48 Hrs., Thelma and Louise, No Country for Old Men, Prisoners (2013)

Cold in July

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