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The Frozen Ground Reviews

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Sheila O'Malley
August 27, 2013
"The Frozen Ground" trucks in cliche, as most serial killer and police procedural films do, but the strength of the acting (from the leads down to people with only one or two lines) helps ground the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 23, 2013
A taut procedural with atmospheric location work that traces Cage's clock-racing efforts to find evidence against Cusack ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 22, 2013
The movie's only fresh element is the wintry setting, which shrouds everything in a mood of weary fatalism. Otherwise, it's the same old, same old, efficiently discharged and utterly disposable.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 22, 2013
The movie's late-night cable feel and skeevy salaciousness grinds everything to a snowy slush.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2013
Although writer-director Scott Walker seems committed to not overly exploiting his lurid subject matter, the movie is just too dreary, disjointed and generically creepy to be persuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Matthew Kassel
New York Observer
August 21, 2013
A vague and forgettable crime thriller that would have benefited from more character development or at least a grounding of the narrative in one central protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rob Staeger
Village Voice
August 20, 2013
The Frozen Ground hits the familiar notes.
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Dennis Harvey
August 1, 2013
Hangs a tad slackly between thriller and procedural, but still holds attention throughout.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 16, 2013
This is an unambitious, old-school thriller, nothing more and nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5