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The Cold Light Of Day (12A); Rating: 2/10. Dull.

RUGGEDLY handsome Brit Henry Cavill is about to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, donning Superman's distinctive red and blue Spandex for Man of Steel.

If so, he'll be hoping to forget his wooden performance in The Cold Light Of Day, a pedestrian spy thriller that casts itself in the mould of The Bourne Identity but falls pitifully short on every count.

As the accidental hero at the centre of a deadly conspiracy, Cavill lumbers just like the film itself.

In sequences which call for him to run for his life, he lollops in an awkward fashion and when he's not huffing and puffing, he delivers pivotal lines without any trace of feeling.

Like a block of chiselled marble, he's beautiful yet stone cold.

Business consultant Will Shaw (Cavill) joins his father Martin (Bruce Willis), mother Laurie, younger brother Josh and his girlfriend Dara on board the family yacht in Spain the very same week that his company is threatened with bankruptcy.

The timing couldn't be worse and Will's Blackberry continually buzzes to the obvious irritation of Martin, who eventually throws it overboard.

Will is apoplectic and he swims ashore to buy a new phone. But when he returns he discovers his loved ones have been abducted.

A plea for help to local police exposes a dark family connection to CIA agent Jean Carrack (Sigourney Weaver).

The Cold Light Of Day is an interminable bore, lacking suspense, solid performances or a coherent plot.

Continuity errors abound and car chases appear to be conducted within European speed limits.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 13, 2012
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