DanSchultz's Rating of The Iceman

Dan's Review of The Iceman

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Iceman

The Iceman(2013)

A stone cold, heavy drama based on true events of contracted killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) and how he tries to balance his unique career with a family. Shannon, one of the best actors out there, is phenomenal for what he is given, which is not much seeing how two-dimensional his character is and the source material does not really detail the psychosis for why he decides to start killing people, despite some last ditch effort at the very end given in a monologue to the viewer which feels forced. With that said, it is pretty well paced, it is often chilling in terms of the murders committed, and as said the acting is very good, but overall it is missable just because of how genuinely vague it is given why this character is the way he is. Shannon is one of those actors for me that I will see anything he does, but this is definitely one of his least impressive movies from a writing standpoint.