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The Ice Storm Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 28, 2008
A well-observed and deftly performed examination of upper-middle-class emotional deep freeze...
June 24, 2006
A thoroughly enjoyable blend of comedy and melodrama...
April 12, 2002
A remarkable film that takes us straight into John Updike territory, duplicating on screen exactly what the writer achieves on the page.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 11, 2001
The best film about family so far this year. Just don't think Disney.
February 14, 2001
It's unfortunate that as capable a team as director Lee and screenwriter-producer Schamus should have become fascinated with such unpromising material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Despite its mordant undertones, the film is often satirical and frequently very funny, and quietly observant in its performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Over and over again in Austen, [Lee's] framing, his course of action, his editing suited and amplified the essence of the scene. But here everything in his directing, absolutely everything, is banal.
January 1, 2000
Lee daringly chooses to keep his story's motivational mysteries unexplained, leaving this richly observed film open to the viewer's assessments. Yet the sense of imbalance is ever-present and strong.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
I don't know when I've seen actors realize so many affecting moments in such a muddled conception. Lee's aestheticized approach is its own kind of ice storm.
January 1, 2000
Perceptively detailed in both the directing and acting, The Ice Storm commands strictest attention from start to finish.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The Ice Storm is perceptive about people, relationships, and human nature, and there's not a single moment in the entire 112 minute running length that rings false.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
[An] impressive adaptation of the Rick Moody novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B+