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The Frozen Ground Reviews

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 23, 2013
A taut procedural with atmospheric location work that traces Cage's clock-racing efforts to find evidence against Cusack ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 22, 2013
The movie's only fresh element is the wintry setting, which shrouds everything in a mood of weary fatalism. Otherwise, it's the same old, same old, efficiently discharged and utterly disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
The movie's late-night cable feel and skeevy salaciousness grinds everything to a snowy slush.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2013
Although writer-director Scott Walker seems committed to not overly exploiting his lurid subject matter, the movie is just too dreary, disjointed and generically creepy to be persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Matthew Kassel
New York Observer
August 21, 2013
A vague and forgettable crime thriller that would have benefited from more character development or at least a grounding of the narrative in one central protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
The Frozen Ground hits the familiar notes.
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Dennis Harvey
August 1, 2013
Hangs a tad slackly between thriller and procedural, but still holds attention throughout.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 16, 2013
This is an unambitious, old-school thriller, nothing more and nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5