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The Ice Storm is a movie that's trapped under the ice, and it'll leave you feeling the same way.
A quarter of a century ago, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver dealt with the same issues more successfully.
| Original Score: 4/10
'Come back with us to those rolicking years of the 1970's and watch two dysfunctional families dysfunction!' I know you want to sign up right now.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A little too slow for my own jive.
| Original Score: 5/10
Over and over again in Austen, [Lee's] framing, his course of action, his editing suited and amplified the essence of the scene. But here everything in his directing, absolutely everything, is banal.
I don't know when I've seen actors realize so many affecting moments in such a muddled conception. Lee's aestheticized approach is its own kind of ice storm.
With The Ice Storm, Lee seems to have emphasized the details of cultural accuracy over the rudiments of telling a gripping drama.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
[D]espite good performances and fine intentions, ultimately fails.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's unfortunate that as capable a team as director Lee and screenwriter-producer Schamus should have become fascinated with such unpromising material.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rather than being moved or transfixed, you feel frozen and impartial, almost as disengaged as the characters themselves.
...a black comedy ... that ultimately acquires Hitchcockian levels of suspense.
| Original Score: 91/100
Despite its mordant undertones, the film is often satirical and frequently very funny, and quietly observant in its performances.
| Original Score: 4/4
The Ice Storm is perceptive about people, relationships, and human nature, and there's not a single moment in the entire 112 minute running length that rings false.
| Original Score: 5/5
A well-observed and deftly performed examination of upper-middle-class emotional deep freeze...
A rich and elegant drama.
| Original Score: 5/5
This is one of those films in which nothing seems to be 'happening,' but in retrospect, when it's over, everything seems to have happened.
While I'm not the type of moviegoer who needs everything neatly spelled out, I do appreciate some sense of closure. In the end, this film is an enjoyable one, but it may be a little too hip for its own good.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A thoroughly enjoyable blend of comedy and melodrama...
As in any joke, destiny is a major character.
| Original Score: 3/4