Thin Ice Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 6, 2012
It's just a little slow getting started.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 5, 2012
The movie never fully clicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 2, 2012
As a caustic comedy, "Thin Ice" resides just slightly south of "Fargo."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 2, 2012
At one point you're looking at the screen going, "This makes no sense!" Then after a long conclusionary explanation, you shake your head and say, "I'm still not sure that made much sense."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 16, 2012
There is some sinister fun to be had in watching Kinnear skating toward disaster on ice that is very thin indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 16, 2012
Jill Sprecher's "Thin Ice" is a small, likable movie about a small, not particularly likable man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 16, 2012
Thin Ice is deeper than it first appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
February 16, 2012
It is Mr. Kinnear's slippery charm that keeps "Thin Ice" from sinking into the frosty Wisconsin slush toward which it seems to be heading from the start.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 16, 2012
This is an icy cocktail of greed, betrayal and murder to be savored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 16, 2012
Some may think of it as jayvee Coen brothers or Hitchcock -- the influences are obvious -- but Sprecher brings her own style to the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
February 16, 2012
It charts how a man who spends his life playing the angles can miss the hard brick wall he's about to smash into.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 15, 2012
Enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
February 14, 2012
A surprisingly entertaining and nonderivative February time-passer, its wretched mid-winter Wisconsin setting notwithstanding.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 14, 2012
When a movie is this predicated on aping the Coen brothers (effectively, it should be added, in fits and starts), surprise won't be its strong suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5