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The Iceman Reviews

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Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist

It's never a painful watch, more of a faintly dull, seen-it-all-before one. If nothing else, it's evidence that these days, being based on a true story isn't enough to elevate a film in a well-worn genre ahead of the pack.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: C

May 3, 2013
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine

Michael Shannon has no interior to play with, since the film seems intent on ridding Richie of any emotion other than love for his family, and also no catharsis to build toward.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2013
Jeff Beck

It's as though they were in a rush to get so much killing in that they forgot all of the important elements that would make us care. As a consequence, a fascinating story and character have been flattened and turned into a hurried mess.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 2, 2013
Sam Fragoso
Fan The Fire

Lack of originality and insipid screenwriting will soon read as the autopsy of this actively tiresome genre.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2012
Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

Lack of originality and insipid screenwriting may soon be read as the autopsy of this actively tiresome genre.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: C

February 1, 2014
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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This biopic sounds like a perfect vehicle for Shannon, who's come to specialize in playing psychopaths, but it doesn't give him much to work with.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 16, 2013
Joe Gross
Austin American-Statesman

A movie that doesn't work as well as you might think it should.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: C+

May 16, 2013
Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep

In the end, The Iceman seems like a missed opportunity, as Shannon's authority as the lead is undeniably tantalising.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

June 5, 2013
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Suspect barnets aside, there's not a lot to take away from this by-the-numbers genre piece.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2013
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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"The Iceman's" problem rests instead with the script, which the director wrote with Morgan Land, his collaborator on the "Rx" screenplay. It never gets underneath Kuklinski's skin in a way that illuminates the psychosis.

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

May 2, 2013
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket

Vromen's period detail-slathered film (read: much unfortunate facial hair) exhausts itself trying to jam in as many cliches as possible.

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 2, 2013
Laremy Legel
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A nagging question looms over the entire endeavor: Do you care?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

September 12, 2012
Eric D. Snider

An exploitation film trapped in the stifling body of a respectable crime drama.

Full Review Source:

July 12, 2013
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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With his chiseled-from-granite brow and harrowing, coiled-spring intensity, Michael Shannon is one of those actors who can make just about any movie interesting. And he has his work cut out for him in The Iceman ...

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

May 1, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The Iceman is like a gangster's cold locker: all the nutritive items have been taken out to make room for the dead bodies.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2013
Brian Tallerico

A misguided, clichéd hitman flick that careens tonally and doesn't really justify its existence. It doesn't work as thriller or as drama, serving as little more than a performance piece for its talented star.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5.0

May 16, 2013
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Even the always-watchable Shannon can't give much life to Kuklinski's two-dimensional presence: he's little more than a series of murders and pained looks.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

June 4, 2013
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The script is so straight-ahead, and Shannon's performance is so forceful, that The Iceman doesn't offer any real insight into this monster, but if you just want to glimpse a character capable of genuine evil, it's effectively chilling.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 3, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Sordid story glorifying an intensely ferocious, unrepentant, despicable man.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 3/10

May 14, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A sketchy, flatly directed biopic based on one of the most compelling true crime stories out of New Jersey ...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

May 2, 2013
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