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Bridging the gap between underground agit-prop and creative independent cinema (as well as blurring the line between drama and mockumentary), Ice is set in an unspecified time in the early '70s, when the United States has become involved in an unpopular war against Mexico (a clear analogy to the Vietnam war) and the Federal Government has stepped up internal security at the expense of individual freedoms. A handful of radical left-wing organizations have formed a loose alliance with the shared goal of bringing down the State and launching a guerilla revolution in America. Rather than… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The mood is terrorized and often brutal, but the behavioral observations and some of the tenderness periodically call to mind early Cassavetes."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A film that has gained hugely with the passage of time."
‑ , Time Out
"Genuine and admirable."
‑ Molly Haskell, Village Voice
"One of American cinema's most cogent expressions of militant-leftist thought, and an important historical artifact."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"The cast is amateur (and wholly anonymous, though you may recognize a few friends and familiar faces), but it is adequate to the moods, frustrations, accommodations and intolerances of the movie."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"The question is: is the film about being bogged down in the philosophical minutia of what the revolution means, or is the film itself bogged down because director Robert Kramer was unable to separate his production from the movement it grew out of?"
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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