ColdwaterA teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Actors of "Coldwater"
Directors of "Coldwater"Vincent GrashawBirthdate: 30 June 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Coldwater"Vincent GrashawBirthdate: 30 June 1981, Los Angeles, California, USAMark Penney
Critic Reviews of "Coldwater"Wall Street JournalSeptember 05, 2014
The film transcends its B-movie template with realistic performances and taut direction, yet never spares the thrills.The PlaylistAugust 27, 2014
For a first time feature outing, "Coldwater" is a fine effort from Grashaw, and the setting feels fresh and new. It's an original take on a coming of age, young masculinity tale, but ultimately, it doesn't quite live up to all of its potentialEntertainment WeeklyAugust 18, 2014
The best thing about it is its star, P.J. Boudousqué, who locates a sense of terror and betrayal that the script lacks.RogerEbert.comAugust 15, 2014
It's a promising topic for a drama, and Greshaw's talented leading man carries it until the filmmaker steals it from him and destroys everything built up in the first hour.New York TimesAugust 14, 2014
A punishing, predictable drama that's almost rescued by strong acting and good intentions.Los Angeles TimesAugust 14, 2014
There's a compelling, perhaps important thriller to be made about dark doings at for-profit juvenile detention camps, but "Coldwater" misses the mark.Movie MezzanineOctober 28, 2015
A rather classic, but skillfully - and tastefully, despite the graphic content - executed drama that tracks the painful blossoming of maturity during a crisis of authority and morality.National PostAugust 22, 2014
It's a grim but engaging drama and a first feature from writer/director Vincent Grashaw.Paste MagazineAugust 18, 2014
Grashaw draws out fascinating, textured performances from his cast, notably James C. Burns as the retired marine in charge and Nicholas Bateman as a conflicted trustee.PopMattersAugust 18, 2014
The horrors in Coldwater continue unchecked for the majority of the movie. It's a very visceral experience, leaving the audience no room to hide from their own discomfort.OregonianAugust 15, 2014
Teens trapped at the wilderness camp from hell act out in violent ways in a well-intentioned expose that steps on its message.Times-PicayuneAugust 15, 2014
It does a lot right, but ultimately it offers little to distinguish itself from countless like-minded stories.
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