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The Convincer (Thin Ice) Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 22, 2013
Thin Ice's troubled production history - the film was famously taken away from director Jill Sprecher and re-edited following its Sundance premiere - can't quite dampen what is, for the most part, an entertaining little comedy/thriller...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 29, 2013
The characters are endearingly flawed, the set-up is mischievously appealing and the story is endlessly surprising. The humour is black, the resolution audacious.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 29, 2013
In the vein of Fargo and A Simple Plan, Thin Ice is a delicious black crime comedy that melts before our eyes
Eric Melin
September 4, 2012
It builds suspense slowly and surely as things begin to come apart for Kinnear, but it eventually grows tiresome and the twist ending is still a bit hard to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
...the film that has made its way into theaters is no disgrace to any of the names in the credits. Still, it would be very interesting to see the movie that the Sprechers intended to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 26, 2012
The movie's gently snowbound Midwestern setting blunts some of the story's harsher edges, and the characters mostly feel real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 16, 2012
... the ride is pretty giddy ...
| Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 6, 2012
Cracks show in Thin Ice
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
April 6, 2012
The only things differentiating Thin Ice from Fargo? A lack of Midwestern accents and entertainment value.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 6, 2012
It's just a little slow getting started.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 5, 2012
The movie never fully clicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 3, 2012
Sprecher and her co-writer sister Karen seem to have gone through a card file of used ideas to cobble together this black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
An amusingly nerve-wracking trek into the snow and out onto the ice with those funny folks in the land of "you betcha."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 21, 2012
It's convoluted and clever, and on that score it works quite nicely. But if you're looking for something substantial beyond this, you're looking for a different movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 19, 2012
A climactic twist tries to make the movie that preceded it more interesting in retrospect than it was while it unfolded, but the plot is too implausible -- too unbelievable, really -- to be clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Macklin
March 15, 2012
Thin Ice is choppy, its tone jumps, it has an unnecessary voice-over, and one wonders about the easy, sappy ending. One also wonders what the original movie was like before it fell through the thin ice of manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 14, 2012
...has the requisite twists and turns of a good whodunit and entertains right to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 12, 2012
Writer sisters Karen and Jill (who also directs) Sprecher look to the "Fargo" playbook for their twisty modern noir, and while much of it feels awfully familiar, a great cast and third act twist raise it above similar wannabes...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 2, 2012
As a caustic comedy, "Thin Ice" resides just slightly south of "Fargo."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 2, 2012
At one point you're looking at the screen going, "This makes no sense!" Then after a long conclusionary explanation, you shake your head and say, "I'm still not sure that made much sense."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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