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Director Adam Green (Hatchet, Spiral) takes the helm for this relentlessly tense tale of three snowboarders who must fight for their lives in the freezing cold after getting stranded on a ski lift. As the trio rides up the mountain in preparation for their final run of the day, the night lights suddenly go dark, and the lift chairs grind to a sudden halt. Realizing that the resort will be closed until the following weekend, the three friends decide to take their fate into their own hands, and find their way down to terra firma. Once they do, they realize that hypothermia isn't the only… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Adam Green's taut, toe-curling survival thriller is better than it should be: the concept and the characters' behaviour are mostly plausible, the script is dark and funny, the acting is adequate, and the wildlife scenes are convincing."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"A stuck chairlift just doesn't exert the same primal terror as a roiling sea, and to make up the difference, Green would need a better cast and sharper dialogue than he has here."
‑ Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader
"Reinterpretation of The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale as an animated, female empowerment musical."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"Characters possess serious lack of thinking ability and survival skills. Even when it comes to stuff like zipping up their coats all the way."
‑ Dave White,
"Like Jack London's 'To Build a Fire,' this is an exercise in extracting suspense from the circumstances of a harsh wintry environment and a bad situation rather than imposing danger in the form of an outside (and potentially vanquishable) foe."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"There's not enough here for 90 minutes."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Another date movie-horror flick designed to scare tentative couples into each other's arms."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Energy thaws kid-friendly Frozen"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Adam Green's fun 2006 horror film Hatchet revelled in the art of self-aware pastiche, but it is in his second major work that he has found a legitimately great concept out of which to wring more nuanced thrills."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Green?s nifty framing, dawning-dread pacing, and fixation on corporeal deterioration proves sturdy."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Frozen is good for five minutes of "What would you do if?" games. Then it's just stiff as a board."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Tthe script is clunky, the acting strained. Too bad. Underlying the life-and-death thriller are notions about the ways coupledom changes and challenges friendships."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Green avoids Hatchet's corny clichés and totally redeems himself with a harrowing portrait of humans at the mercy of the great outdoors."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The parts of the film that work are flat-out fantastic. There just aren't enough of them."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The characters, situation, and dialogue are stretched a bit thin."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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