Ice Princess


Ice Princess

Critics Consensus

This likable Disney film gets points for effort, but can't stick the landing when it comes to originality.



Total Count: 107


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A teenager is torn between her desire to please her mother and following her own ambitions in this family-friendly comedy drama. Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a high-school student who has a keen mind for math and looks to be on the fast track to Harvard, which is just the way her mother (Joan Cusack) wants it. However, Casey also has a dream of becoming a competitive ice skater, which is not a popular notion with either Casey's mom or her school's clique of aspiring skaters, led by the egocentric Gen (Hayden Panettiere). However, one day at the rink Casey wins the attention of Tina (Kim Cattrall), a former skating champion who now trains her daughter and is trying to live down an incident that grounded her career on the ice. Tina thinks Casey has what it takes to be a champ, but neither Gen nor Casey's mother are happy with this news, leaving Casey and Tina to go it alone, though Casey soon wins the emotional support of Teddy (Trevor Blumas), Gen's handsome older brother. Ice Princess also features champion skater Michelle Kwan in a small role as herself, doing television commentary at a skating event.


Joan Cusack
as Joan Carlyle
Kim Cattrall
as Tina Harwood
Michelle Trachtenberg
as Casey Carlyle
Hayden Panettiere
as Gen Harwood
Trevor Blumas
as Teddy Harwood
Jocelyn Lai
as Tiffany
Connie Ray
as Nikki's Mom
Steven Ross
as Mr. Bast
Steve Ross
as Mr. Bast
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
as Tiffany's Dad
Roy Bradshaw
as Tiffany's Coach
Mark Hird
as Nikki's Coach
Thanh Nguyen
as Hot Dog Kid
Cole Campbell
as Rink Kid
Brandon Lajko
as Rink Kid
Charmaine Hamp
as Jeremy's Mom
Laura Aloisio
as Snowplow Sams
Amanda Leela
as Snowplow Sams
Emma Nielsen
as Snowplow Sams
Melissa Shears
as Snowplow Sams
Kaci Brandt
as Snowplow Sams
Edrea Khong
as Snowplow Sams
Alexandra Najarro
as Snowplow Sams
Chantal Desforge
as Harvard Physics Student
Courtney Hawkrigg
as Mean Party Girl
Joey Racki
as Zipline Guy
Mandy Butcher
as Mean Party Girl
Martha MacIsaac
as Mean Party Girl
Stephanie Hutchison
as Ballet Teacher
Flo Umphrey
as Piano Teacher
Debbi Wilkes
as Zoey's Coach
Jennifer Gelfer
as Skate Saleswoman
Michele Moore
as Near-miss Skater
Signe Ronka
as Emma Flanders
Sean Croft
as Joan's Student
Andrew Dow
as Party Guy
Andrew Butcher
as Party Guy
Mathieu Ledoux
as Party Guy
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Critic Reviews for Ice Princess

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (55) | Rotten (52)

  • There's nothing wrong with that old fashioned, squeaky-clean Disney formula. When it's well done, it can be a refreshing break from the crude comedy of most family films today. Yet Ice Princess is not particularly well done.

    Mar 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The surprisingly twisty plot skates along with zero friction, giving new meaning to 'Disney on Ice.'

    Mar 22, 2005 | Full Review…
  • There are far too many cringe-inducing clichés and gaping plot holes.

    Mar 21, 2005
  • The movie does have a strong sense of the special charisma and beauty of these young demons of grace who ride the thin line between dance and sport with unerring precision.

    Mar 18, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Trachtenberg is thoroughly believable, an unspoiled charmer. Her rise from clumsy girl to someone brimming with confidence and the author of one heckuva physics project, she's a pretty cool princess to root for.

    Mar 18, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Watching this week's world figure skating championships in Moscow, one wonders why the scriptwriters went to such artificial lengths. There's drama enough in the sport as it is.

    Mar 18, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ice Princess

  • Dec 02, 2011
    A chick flick that bored the crap out of me. This is not worth anyone time, even with a few good moments in the film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2011
    Great acting from everyone, not completely original and predictable.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2011
    Awful kids film. The music is the only thing that gives you any emotion in this film since the acting and narrative is dull.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    A chick flick that bored the crap out of me. This is not worth anyone time, even with a few good moments in the film.
    Jim C Super Reviewer

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