Cold in July

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Revenge

Brief Synopsis: "How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge."

Overall Ranking: 1553 (Rank from 2014: # 75)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 55.56%
Half-Popped 22.22%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Lisa Marie Bowman90 - It is a film that you, as a lover of cinema, owe it to yourself to see.
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes85(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - The grim noir cousin to Blood Simple...
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Fr Dennis80(full review)
David Baruffi70(full review)
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10165(full review)
FilmHamster61(full review)
Shala Thomas60(full review)

People Involved

  • Michael C. Hall (Richard Dane)
  • Don Johnson (Jim Bob)
  • Sam Shepard (Russell)
  • Vinessa Shaw (Ann Dane)
  • Nick Damici (Ray Price)
  • Wyatt Russell (Freddy)
  • Jim Mickle (Director)