JeffNewman's Rating of The Iceman

Jeff's Review of The Iceman

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Iceman

The Iceman(2013)

The trailer for "The Iceman" was enough to sell me on seeing Michael Shannon and Chris Evans showcasing their strong acting chops in a gritty mob drama ala "Goodfellas," complete with cameos from Ray Liotta and a couple of other Sopranos vets. Unfortunately, Michael Shannon's perfect casting was wasted on horrendous dialogue, weak directing and slow editing. Chris Evans either improvised his dialogue, making his character a lot more interesting than anyone else in the film, or he is a much better actor than I ever thought. The subject matter was obviously interesting enough to warrant the film, but too bad the screenplay was crap.