The Ice Rink (2000)

The Ice Rink

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Acclaimed Belgian novelist Jean-Philippe Toussaint drew attention to his directorial talents in 1990 with a remarkable satire on modern life, Monsieur. His third feature, La Patinoire, is about a film director who is shooting a highly symbolic film called 'Dolores' at an ice rink. He has hired a Lithuanian ice hockey team with which he is having enormous communication problems. His actors all have inflated egos, his film crew is made up of fools, and there is a politician on his back. But he … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The Ice Rink

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | May 13, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | June 25, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | June 25, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | June 25, 2001
New York Times
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Even members of Bruce Campbell's rabid cult following will probably want to wait for this one as a cheap rental.

April 7, 2004
New Times

Audience Reviews for The Ice Rink

Okay, let's face facts here, if you don't NORMALLY watch French films and you're only renting this because you're a Bruce Campbell fan, you're going to hate THE ICE RINK. Fortunately for me (although I did rent this because of Campbell) I've logged many hours watching all types of foreign films so the fact that his screen time is limited didn't completely ruin film for me. (He does have a great entrance though--they can't get the door of his car open, so they have to drag him out the window which only opens halfway.) This isn't a romantic comedy, as someone else pointed out, it's a film about making a film, and while it isn't as outrageouly hilarious as another French film on the same subject called LET'S MAKE A DIRTY MOVIE, THE ICE RINK still made me laugh out loud several times and that's good enough for me.

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