The Frozen Ground Reviews

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February 26, 2019
A by-the-numbers addition to a well-worn genre that is destined to occupy the supermarket bargain bins sooner than perhaps expected.
September 5, 2017
This is the kind of by-the-book, no-surprises, 'based on actual events' serial killer thriller you could write yourself.
August 10, 2014
It's all around safe and plain, simple and to the point, and all very, very by-the-numbers.
September 30, 2013
The scenes where Cage grills Cusack are the best thing about this very average thriller.
September 2, 2013
Choppy and chilling, it's destined for a quick burial in the icy tundra.
August 28, 2013
Are we mourning the loss of these women or delighting in their downfall, relishing their abuse? Cheap thrills destroy whatever pure intentions launched Ground, chaining the effort to the most banal of B-movie pursuits.
August 23, 2013
Unfortunately, with a confusing script pocked with plot holes, The Frozen Ground misses an opportunity to create a lasting testament to their memories.
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.
August 22, 2013
Unfocused, flitting back and forth from separate Cage, Cusack, and Hudgens arcs without forming them into one vision.
August 22, 2013
The movie's late-night cable feel and skeevy salaciousness grinds everything to a snowy slush.
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.
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.
August 20, 2013
The Frozen Ground hits the familiar notes.
August 15, 2013
Taste and good intentions are only going to get one so far with a script this tone deaf and direction this ugly and monotonous.
July 22, 2013
Based on a true story, it's very thorough in its depiction of Alaska's strip bars, but apparently not nearly as interested in character or psychology.
July 19, 2013
An odd mix of formulaic thriller and true-life story, resulting in something sporadically successful but often uninspired.
July 19, 2013
First time writer/director Scott Walker claims the whole thing is based on conversations he had with the real life woman who, as a teenager, helped police capture Alaskan serial killer, Robert Hansen. You can't hear her voice.
July 19, 2013
A standard police procedural with few surprises.
July 18, 2013
It's let down by a disjointed and frustratingly unfocussed script, coupled with some laughably sloppy dialogue.
July 18, 2013
Nicolas Cage sleepwalks through another macho, tediously formulaic b-movie.
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