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Coldwater Movie

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COLDWATER P.J. Boudousqué

Coldwater

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/15/14
performer:
James C. Burns, Octavius J. Johnson, Chris Petrovski
director:
Vincent Grashaw
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

It’s both a parent’s worst nightmare and the subject of countless 20/20 exposés: A troubled teen is shipped off to a bootcamp-like reform program and, instead of being rehabilitated, is brutalized. Vincent Grashaw’s grim and gritty directorial debut hits all the familiar Full Metal Jacket beats with a sledgehammer (the barking camp honcho, the inmate who snaps), but it’s never as involving as it should be. The best thing about it is its star, P.J. Boudousqué, who locates a sense of terror and betrayal that the script lacks. (Also on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and VOD) B-