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Cold War (Zimna wojna) Reviews

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January 27, 2020
With a running time of 83 minutes, Cold War is the epitome of economic storytelling at its greatest. In that space of time Pawlikowski manages to tell a passionate epic of grandiose scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 19, 2020
Resembling Jennifer Lawrence in her early career, Kulig is certainly a talent to watch out for.
October 18, 2019
Its love story is both epic and intimate, personal and political, and one that will haunt you a very long time.
October 16, 2019
Kulig dazzles as the poised, fearless, unpredictable Zula. Like a little dynamite she's ready to light up any scene with the sheer force of her joy, rage or pain.
September 16, 2019
The conclusion of Cold War left me anything but cold - I found it to be the sweetest, most romantic ending to a love story ever.
September 12, 2019
Incredibly sexy. It's nice to see a movie that's actually about passion.
August 7, 2019
Zula and Wiktor age as the years pass, not only in body and attire, but in their very souls, becoming weighed down by political chess games they've been forced to become a part of.
August 1, 2019
There's value in a film like Cold War. However, it's a film I respect more than I actually enjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2019
Communist Poland in the 1950s is a frigid land of slippery political sands in director Pawel Pawlikowski's graceful, gorgeously retro, black-and-white dedication to his parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2019
'Cold War' is a masterpiece, one of the most wonderful film experiences of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 17, 2019
The film ... brims with energy, intrigue and eros, and also an abiding love for the films of the second half of the 20th century.
June 8, 2019
My #1 movie of 2018.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 28, 2019
There's a reason it's landed on many year-end Best Of lists and remains a front runner in the Foreign Language Oscar race, and it's because Pawlikowski has crafted a work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 23, 2019
Pawlikowski's Cold War is dedicated to his parents, on whose love affair it is loosely based. It is an appropriately beautiful and sympathetic tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 13, 2019
Cold War is a necessary breath of fresh air. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 12, 2019
Cold War is the arthouse sibling of A Star is Born with its heartbreaking portrait of two lovers on the music scene striving for the future while weighted down by the past.
May 5, 2019
Pawlikowski somehow manages to whip through this decade-and-a-half-long tale in a mere 88 minutes, this all killer, no filler love story at turns reaching right into your heart for squeezes both gentle and much more crushing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 18, 2019
COLD WAR is a remarkable, haunting film about a fiery but doomed romance against the backdrop of history, a film greatly fired up by the two excellent romantic leads and its jazz score.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 5, 2019
Director Pawel Pawlikowski based this on again, off again love story on his own parents' volatile relationship...This is a beautifully done film that fully develops these two individuals who cannot live with nor without each other.
April 3, 2019
As the old saying goes, "all's fair in love and war," but the existential angst accompanying conflict between nations is more than two people could ever overcome.
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