Jeff's Review of The Iceman
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.