The Ice Harvest Reviews
January 8, 2020
Ramis' existential take on the material is strangely infectious. Life sucks, and all is corruption, he seems to say. We might as well have a laugh about it.
November 9, 2019
[Harold] Ramis caters to the story and the actors with a style of old-fashioned directing that makes you feel comfortable watching the movie, even as the sarcasm devilishly spins and spirals into places one wouldn't normally dare to go.
May 12, 2008
...generally comes off as an effective adaptation of Scott Phillips' admittedly superior novel...
September 24, 2007
When a lot of you tell me you want intelligent movies made by adults for adults, you're asking for movies like this one.
April 21, 2006
A great cast, a script by Oscar-winning veteran Robert Benton, with Richard Russo, and direction by Harold Ramis still don't add up to much more than a shrug.
April 1, 2006
February 18, 2006
90% cynicism / 10% hope, and it's jammed full of funny performances, dark divergences, and a low-key air of existential angst that you simply don't see in many multiplex movies. I love this one.
February 2, 2006
There's an enjoyably pulpy vibe to The Ice Harvest, aided considerably by the performance of a flame-haired, throaty-voiced Connie Nielsen who vamps it up like a 1940s femme fatale.
January 3, 2006
Robert Benton and Harold Ramis, put on dunce caps and go stand in the corner.
December 24, 2005
Memo to John Cusack: There's a thin line between humorous unflappability in the face of strange events, and sleepwalking.
December 21, 2005
But these moments are few and far between, the majority of the picture nothing more than a nice idea tied to bits and pieces I've seen far too many times before in far better movies.
December 15, 2005
A total (bomb), the wrong project for almost everyone involved.