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Thin Ice

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Crime, Comedy

Release Date :

February 17, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jill Sprecher

Starring :

Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Michelle Arthur, Bob Balaban, David Harbour, Lea Thompson, Michelle Hutchison, James Detmar, Joe Minjares

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..with a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, "Thin Ice" reels us in..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C

“..when a movie is this predicated on aping the Coen brothers, surprise won't be its strong suit..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
“..though it's often enjoyable, you can never quite forget that you've seen it all before..”
by Walter V. Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]
1.5 of 4

“..the story ultimately doesn't even bother to satisfyingly resolve, instead opting for a conclusion that's faux-cute without being coherent..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..the story sets just the precise tone, balanced between comical antics and murkier surprises..”
by Prairie Miller [NewsBlaze]
3 of 4

“..the ending feels like a cop-out..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..the best thing about Thin Ice is that it is unpredictable for the most part..”
by JimmyO [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
“..seems to have been assembled in a spirit of anxious caution, with the hope of making something as derivative and second-rate as possible..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
2.5 of 5

“..perfectly acted, and nicely shot..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..its humor falls just shy of quirky, and its menace feels mild..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
“..it's startling, scary and funny all at once. Just like the film..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : B+

“..hilarious!..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..has built and accentuates its many improbabilities to boot..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..deeper than it first appears..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5

“..a mystery worth solving even when you're not sure it's unfolding..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]

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