Frozen Reviews

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2010
This chilly thriller from Adam Green (Hatchet) starts with a nifty premise and goes nowhere from there.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rebecca Lang
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 4, 2010
The excess of conversation never succeeds at humor, but it does make us hate the characters, whose speech seems to have just two modes: bickering and whining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 5, 2010
Tthe script is clunky, the acting strained. Too bad. Underlying the life-and-death thriller are notions about the ways coupledom changes and challenges friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 5, 2010
Adam Green's Frozen explores a tiny idea exhaustively, and I mean exhaustively.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 2, 2010
Green also can't maintain the suspension of disbelief necessary as we watch three charmlessly written characters bicker and attempt inane ideas.
February 4, 2010
I'd be more up in arms about the lapses in logic if I felt the film were more deserving of my passions.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 28, 2010
It's the audience which may be left feeing stranded by the film's wobbly characterizations and drawn-out drama.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
September 22, 2010
The amount of preposterous coincidences that lead to the precarious predicament of the three muppets and their continued suffering also robs Frozen of any remote credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 4, 2010
Where are the flying Saint Bernards when you really need them?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
February 8, 2010
Both the audience and the characters are stuck in their chairs waiting and waiting and waiting and...
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 5, 2010
Frozen is good for five minutes of "What would you do if?" games. Then it's just stiff as a board.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 18, 2010
It takes an extraordinary amount of patience to tolerate this picture, and an even greater suppression of basic survival logic to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 10, 2011
The parts of the film that work are flat-out fantastic. There just aren't enough of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 1, 2010
The movie has a good flow, and it understands how to generate thrills, but the characters, situation and dialogue are stretched a bit thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 8, 2010
The characters, situation, and dialogue are stretched a bit thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
February 5, 2010
Allows one to hold out hope for what Green does next. Perhaps next time he'll make it up the mountain instead of getting halfway there.
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
February 4, 2010
An unremarkable addition to the 'Jeez, hope that doesn't happen to me' genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 4, 2010
starts off really well, but just as the characters' first action to save themselves is abrupt, so too is the ending, which does little but repeat what has come before and tack on yet another horror ending cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 4, 2010
Frozen has its work cut out for it, since the main characters are so annoying you initially pray for an avalanche to just get it over with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 5, 2010
The performances and what passes for dialogue -- mostly extended bickering and screaming -- are so lackluster that it's hard to care about the fate of this trio for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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