The Iceman
The Iceman (2013)

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it deserved stronger direction and a more fully realized script, Michael Shannon's riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Even the always-watchable Shannon can't give much life to Kuklinski's two-dimensional presence: he's little more than a series of murders and pained looks.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

As the body count mounts, the movie begins to spin out of control, but Shannon and Vromen don't let it derail. Their focus keep things from melting down.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

There's no denying The Iceman features an eye-catching performance from Michael Shannon... or that director Ariel Vromen imparts a confident style, but we have seen this true-life sort of thing many times before.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Shannon gets at his character's pent-up torment as well as his efficient disconnect. When his two worlds start to converge -- on his daughter's sweet 16th birthday, no less -- you feel for him.

Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Michael Shannon is an overpowering actor, and in The Iceman, the best that he can do is wrestle the movie around him to a stalemate.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Once again, Michael Shannon proves he's one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood with a performance so spellbinding you won't be able to take your eyes off him.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A true-crime thriller directed with grit, gristle and punchy energy by Ariel Vromen, The Iceman is never less than fascinating, even if things get a little ham-fisted here and there.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a fascinating subject - the beast that lurks inside the family man - but the movie blows it.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

It's a plum role for any actor and [Michael] Shannon's performance is Oscar-worthy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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Manu Gino
Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer. Decently good mob drama! Michael Shannon giving a strong performance as the hit-man with the calculating and… More
Cynthia S.
Really good account of the real life mob hit man Richard Kuklinski aka "The Iceman". Michael Shannon excels! He has risen on my list of favorite… More
Bruce Bruce
The Iceman a biopic based on New Jersey hit-man Richard Kuklinski who managed to murder at least 100 and possibly up to 250 victims in a span of almost 40… More
Chris Weber
Based on actual events, this is a dramatization of the life and career of Richard Kuklinski- one of America's most notorious contract killers. Over the… More
Al S
A hard-edged instant classic. A powerful, razor-sharp and killer thriller that's filled with grit and energy. A vicious character study as well as an… More