Cold Weather When Doug (Cris Lankenau), a college dropout, lands a night-shift job at a Portland, Ore., ice factory, director Aaron Katz's mild comedy seems to be… Cold Weather When Doug (Cris Lankenau), a college dropout, lands a night-shift job at a Portland, Ore., ice factory, director Aaron Katz's mild comedy seems to be… 2011-02-04 PT93M Drama Mystery and Thriller Cris Lankenau Raul Castillo Robyn Rikoon IFC Films
Movie Review

Cold Weather (2011)

BROWSING STACKS Trieste Kelly Dunn and Cris Lankenau play detectives in Cold Weather
BROWSING STACKS Trieste Kelly Dunn and Cris Lankenau play detectives in Cold Weather
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Feb 04, 2011; Length: 93 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Cris Lankenau; Distributor: IFC Films

When Doug (Cris Lankenau), a college dropout, lands a night-shift job at a Portland, Ore., ice factory, director Aaron Katz's mild comedy seems to be taking a satirical look at lackadaisical ambition in an age of scarce employment. But then Doug learns that his ex-girlfriend (Robyn Rikoon) has fallen into some murky dark business, at which point Cold Weather becomes the world's first mumblecore ''thriller” — a good idea for a movie that someone, in the future, should execute a bit less lackadaisically. (Also available on cable via on demand) C+

Originally posted Feb 16, 2011 Published in issue #1143 Feb 25, 2011 Order article reprints