Cold Mountain

Genre: Romance, War, Drama; Starring: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Renee Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, Lucas Black, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland; Director: Anthony Minghella; Author: Anthony Minghella; Producer (person): Sydney Pollack; Release Date Wide: 12/25/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 155; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Miramax

It has an Odyssey-through-the-backwoods vastness, yet you may not be deeply moved by one minute of it. Inman (Jude Law) deserts the Confederate Army and tries to get back to Ada (Nicole Kidman). Some of his encounters have a malevolent and exciting force, yet there’s got to be more to epic characters than the purity of their devotion.

Originally posted January 16 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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