The Ice Storm Reviews

Eric Melin
August 9, 2013
Kline had to walk the thinnest tightrope of all, as his selfish and immature adulterer and bad father could have come across as virtually irredeemable. Instead, he anchors the most poignant moment of the film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
July 31, 2013
Ang Lee's aching study of the "me" generation provides a stunning array of period detail to give distinct form to the social disconnect and discomfort of the Nixon era, though its Blu-ray premiere doesn't prove to be a banner release from Criterion.
Top Critic

AV Club
October 18, 2008
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
April 2, 2008

Film Threat
April 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 26, 2008
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine
March 24, 2008
Change, or the struggle to make change fit into the established system, is Lee's most familiar chord. He struck it loudest in The Ice Storm.
Sean Axmaker
March 20, 2008
Lee's chilly recreation of a stormy Thanksgiving weekend captures a culture in snapshot...
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
March 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 19, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2008
Emanuel Levy
March 15, 2008
Marking its 10th anniversary, the 2-disc Criterion Collection contains commentary from director Ang Lee who depicts his satire as a "disaster" film, and new interviews with actors like Elijah Wood, who feels the movie lingers with you and is uncomfortable
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Betsy Bozdech
October 21, 2006
Lee's wrenching, expertly acted drama focuses on two families whose complex relationships come to a head over the long Thanksgiving weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Gary W. Tooze
DVD Beaver
July 19, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Aaron Beierle
December 10, 2001
Doug Maclean
December 10, 2001
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 22, 2001