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Parents' Guide to

The Coldest Game

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mindless spy thriller has drinking, language, violence.

Movie NR 2020 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Anti-American Tripe

Weak storyline. The main character drinks, and drinks, and drinks, and can't function without drinking. The "f" bomb is there about 4 times, mostly in subtitles. The Soviets are shown to think Americans are immoral due to slavery, women being in the home, and blacks not drinking from the water fountain while Soviets are actually for freedom. The plot jumps around. The acting is mediocre at best. There are a few extremely gruesome scenes, like when a lady's neck is cracked and she's later seen crammed in a closet with other dead bodies all contorted. There are disconnected references to the Cuba missile crisis. Dumb. At least there's no sex.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This ludicrous thriller with abysmal performances, an incoherent script, and routine plot twists that never surprise is sloppy, unconvincing, and thoroughly amateurish. There's no chance that the actual chess scenes will be boring or repetitive; there are no chess scenes. A few quick moves, a tap of the clock, and it's over. Instead, viewers get to see scene after scene of staggeringly drunken men misbehaving and mustache-twirling cartoon villains giving orders to lackeys. Intercut with those sequences, the filmmakers have used newsreel footage (some real, some not) to remind of the thin plot's high stakes. The Coldest Game has nothing to recommend for any age group.

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