Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)





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The fifth installment of the Jesse Stone franchise finds the Massachusetts police chief drawing the wrath of the Town Council after inadvertently being drawn into a shoot-out on the streets of Boston. Paradise, Mass. Police Chief Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) has just been involved in a highly-publicized shoot-out that left his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy (Stephen McHattie), seriously wounded. As a result, the Boston Police Department's Internal Affairs division launches an investigation against Chief Stone, causing the dedicated lawman to be away from Paradise for extended periods of time and drawing unwanted attention from the Town Council. When Chief Stone fires the Paradise Police Department's most enthusiastic ticket-writer, the city's main source of revenue takes a serious hit. His status with the Town Council already faltering, the chief puts his own job in serious jeopardy by agreeing to help a celebrated out-of-towner search for her missing child. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Sony Pictures Entertainment


Tom Selleck
as Jesse Stone
Kathy Baker
as Rose Gammon
William Devane
as Dr. Dix
Camryn Manheim
as Elizabeth Blue
Leslie Hope
as Sidney Greenstreet
Joanna Miles
as Mrs. Steinberg
Jeremy Akerman
as Carter Hanson
John Beale
as Dr. Perkins
Kerri Smith
as Sister Mary John
Gary Levert
as William Butler
Tom Gallant
as Councilman Comden
Glenn Lefchak
as Homeless Man
Philip Dinn
as Dispatch Officer
Sherry Ren Smith
as Nurse #2
Steven Morgan
as Bartender
Ruby Carr
as Runaway Girl
Scott Owen
as Teddy's Sidekick
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Critic Reviews for Jesse Stone: Thin Ice

All Critics (1)

Tedious was the word that came to mind as I watched scene after scene drag on . . . and on . . . and on.

Full Review… | July 4, 2009
Movie Metropolis

A TV-movie that feels like TV and replaces tense scenic construction with talk and reaction shots instead of focusing on the action.

Full Review… | July 4, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Jesse Stone: Thin Ice

Thin Ice is the fifth Jesse Stone film, and the first that didn't come directly from one of Robert Parker's novels. Parker didn't write this one, but Thin Ice is still every bit as gripping and mysterious as the other Stone stories. Since becoming the police chief in Paradise, Massachusetts, Stone has injected himself into local business and politics, discovering a lot of corruption, and a connection to organized crime. He's done a tremendous job, but the town council is very upset with him. All these arrests and headlines have put Paradise on the front page, and it has taken it's toll on the towns main source of income, tourism. The town council tells Stone he has to tone it down or risk losing his job. In typical fashion he response by telling them, "you can fire me, but you can't tell me what to do." An upset Stone, heads to Boston to have dinner with his friend, the state homicide commander, when a mysterious shooter tries to take them both out. Now Stone is in the middle of another headline grabbing investigation that's become personal. As always Tom Selleck is terrific and pairing him Picket Fences' Kathy Baker has only made the film series that much more enjoyable for me. Every film has two mysteries that feature Stone right in the middle of the action. Thin Ice being written by a different person, shows Stone as edgier and more sarcastic, something that was interesting to see. I've read most of the novels and know the character of Jesse Stone very well, and to see him exhibit different personality traits, in an extreme situation, really was a treat for me. If you're not familiar with Jesse Stone, you should take the time to do so. He is one of the most complex characters I have ever come across and he's played by the absolute perfect choice, Tom Selleck. The man has been playing a cop for nearly 40 years and has learned a thing or two about what it takes to lead audiences through an investigation. Thin Ice was definitely a change in direction, but it works, as even in it's fifth installment, Jesse Stone is still every bit as good as it ever was.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

Super Reviewer


I like this franchise very much, and this installment is one of the better ones. The movie had two mysteries, both were good and one was quite touching. The way in which all the films maintain a melancholic tone is admirable. Mostly this is due to the skills of Mr. Selleck, who even while occasionally cracking wise never breaks character. The music also helps.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

The first one in this series of crime dramas not based on a Parker novel. This one was co-written by Selleck. He turns in another wonderful performance as Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone. The story is solid, but the pacing and plot are not as tight as the others. Still worth your time. Looking forward to future installments.

Don Schick
Don Schick

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