The Frozen Ground Reviews

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August 23, 2013
A true crime period piece that somewhat interestingly eschews a lot of investigatory grind in favor of moral certitude and throwback, cat-and-mouse tension.
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 23, 2013
Not bad at all. Nicolas Cage gives his best performance in years.
August 23, 2013
A taut procedural with atmospheric location work that traces Cage's clock-racing efforts to find evidence against Cusack ...
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 20, 2013
Featuring great work from Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and most surprisingly Vanessa Hudgens, The Frozen Ground is an old school thriller with plenty to offer.
August 19, 2013
Nice to see Nic Cage go back to being subtle in this solid, if seldom surprising thriller
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.
August 2, 2013
As a debut thriller of high-profile interest (in the story of Hansen), Walker has held his own and produced something very watchable and well executed.
August 1, 2013
Hangs a tad slackly between thriller and procedural, but still holds attention throughout.
July 31, 2013
In spite of the uneasy straddle between crime-thriller and true-story, the movie's got its moments.
July 23, 2013
In what is the best serial killer movie since Zodiac (2007), the atmospheric Alaskan landscapes will certainly cool viewers down on a hot summer's night.
July 23, 2013
While straight-forward in tone and structure, the film is admirably non-exploitative as it lays out the developing drama.
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 21, 2013
[An] efficient police procedural ...
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