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ICEBOX tells the story of Óscar, played by Anthony Gonzalez ("Coco"), a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

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Critic Reviews for Icebox

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

  • Swedish director Daniel Sawka has created a film as authentic and direct as a news report.

    Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

    Eric Deggans

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  • Like the best drama, "Icebox" is defined by its humanity, putting a face on asylum seekers in a way news coverage only occasionally does. From that perspective it feels like HBO is performing a public service,

    Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry
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  • Icebox is not a documentary. But it does have a spare, naturalistic and awkwardly acted style that helps sell its story, which goes only so far into the legal nuances or politics of the detainee crisis on the southern border.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film is a political statement, to be sure, but more than that it's a personal story haunted by today's headlines.

    Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

    Steve Pond

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  • Don't read the above as "Eat your vegetables; they're good for you." There is nothing leafy green about "Icebox."

    Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • To writer and director Daniel Sawka's credit, the film ends on a poignant note, but it's hard to find any hope in this story. Oscar's uncertain journey shows no sign of ever ending, not for the rest of his life. In that, "Icebox" chills.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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