• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ang Lee
    In Theaters:
    Sep 26, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 13, 1998
  • 20th Century Fox

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The Ice Storm Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 7, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A well-observed and deftly performed examination of upper-middle-class emotional deep freeze...

Full Review Source: Variety

July 28, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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A thoroughly enjoyable blend of comedy and melodrama...

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A remarkable film that takes us straight into John Updike territory, duplicating on screen exactly what the writer achieves on the page.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

April 12, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The best film about family so far this year. Just don't think Disney.

May 11, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's unfortunate that as capable a team as director Lee and screenwriter-producer Schamus should have become fascinated with such unpromising material.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Despite its mordant undertones, the film is often satirical and frequently very funny, and quietly observant in its performances.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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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.

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Lee daringly chooses to keep his story's motivational mysteries unexplained, leaving this richly observed film open to the viewer's assessments. Yet the sense of imbalance is ever-present and strong.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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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.

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January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Perceptively detailed in both the directing and acting, The Ice Storm commands strictest attention from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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[An] impressive adaptation of the Rick Moody novel.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 26, 1997
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