Thin Ice Reviews

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 1, 2012
Arkin, as expected, is terrific ... but it's Crudup who steals the show. His brutal annihilation of an ice cream cone on Mickey's dashboard is truly a sight to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago
February 24, 2012
If Mickey were a little less sneaky, he'd be the perfect protagonist for these hard economic times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
February 24, 2012
Ingenious, cleverly plotted engima.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
February 23, 2012
The strong ensemble makes the relatively weak script easier to take as the film skates over some treacherous rough patches but never falls through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
February 23, 2012
A winning, if rather drolly underplayed, black comedy that tosses its protagonist into a pit of moral quicksand, and then chronicles his flailing attempts to extricate himself.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Pais
RedEye
February 23, 2012
Call me a sucker, but Thin Ice played me like a violin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 23, 2012
There's nothing like the macabre to bring intrigue to an ordinary life, and nothing like the logistics of body disposal to challenge an insurance salesman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 22, 2012
A brisk, entertaining feature with an unforgivable ending, making the viewing experience primarily about treasuring the filmmaking elements that do come together satisfactorily.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
February 17, 2012
Terrific performances by Kinnear, Crudup, and Arkin highlight this terrific black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 17, 2012
Director Jill Sprecher and her co-writer sister Karen have surprisingly created a very convincing macho world of men, with all their varied quirks and obsessions, that is a product of some keen and efficacious observation.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 17, 2012
If only the film were as good as Kinnear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
February 17, 2012
May surprise with its conclusion, but the only real surprise is how long it took to get there and how glad you are when it's over.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
February 17, 2012
The movie is familiar and generic, a pastiche that often reminds you of other, better films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 17, 2012
Kinnear and director Jill Sprecher make you feel Mickey's squirming desperation, even if the ending feels like a cop-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 17, 2012
In the end, it's a little too much like its own main character. It wants the big results. But it's not willing to put in the hard work to really earn them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 17, 2012
With a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, "Thin Ice" reels us in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Levin
amNewYork
February 16, 2012
Director Jill Sprecher keeps things moving at a fast and funny pace, with the narrative's sleazy underpinnings well disguised by the Upper Midwestern niceties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
February 16, 2012
With a handful of blackly humorous jolts and some game performances by a good cast, "Thin Ice" is a watchable, if not terribly original, piece of Midwestern noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 16, 2012
It would like to remind you of "Fargo" - what with all the snow, the grubbiness and greed, the exaggerated accents and off-kilter rhythms - and it kind of does, but in a dispiriting way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 16, 2012
An amusingly twisty trifle bolstered by a first-rate cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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