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Frozen River Reviews

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 23, 2009
Rolls along on strong acting turns, then twists away from a predictable tragic route, snowballing into a mighty little film. Darkly prescient in its portrait of people selling themselves out, selling themselves short and still slipping deeper into debt.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 12, 2009
A quaint slice of socioeconomically depressed cinema, Frozen River could just as easily be titled Women on the Edge, for it's all about the struggle of blue-collar, single retail moms for whom life doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
February 20, 2009
Superb indie drama features great acting, smart script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
February 17, 2009
A gritty, super-realistic, female empowerment flick most memorable for Melissa Leo's spellbinding, Oscar-nominated performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 16, 2009
The only extra on the disc is a full length audio commentary by writer/ director Courtney Hunt and producer Heather Rae.
| Original Score: 77/100
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 8, 2009
Like Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, Leo as Ray is so mesmerizing to watch as she goes about her daily, hard life that we crave nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Prairie Miller
February 2, 2009
Hunt has achieved a remarkable work with Frozen River, that is both a poignant and exquisitely life-affirming sisterhood rite of passage, and a rare glimpse into the overwhelmed but enduring spirit of the Mohawk Nation.

Empire Magazine
August 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
August 1, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-