The Convincer (Thin Ice)
The Convincer (Thin Ice) (2012)

Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife (Lea Thompson) and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's just a little slow getting started.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

At one point you're looking at the screen going, "This makes no sense!" Then after a long conclusionary explanation, you shake your head and say, "I'm still not sure that made much sense."

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Thin Ice's troubled production history - the film was famously taken away from director Jill Sprecher and re-edited following its Sundance premiere - can't quite dampen what is, for the most part, an entertaining little comedy/thriller...

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The movie never fully clicks.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's nothing like the macabre to bring intrigue to an ordinary life, and nothing like the logistics of body disposal to challenge an insurance salesman.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The characters are endearingly flawed, the set-up is mischievously appealing and the story is endlessly surprising. The humour is black, the resolution audacious.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As a caustic comedy, "Thin Ice" resides just slightly south of "Fargo."

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Rafer Guzman

If only the film were as good as Kinnear.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

In the vein of Fargo and A Simple Plan, Thin Ice is a delicious black crime comedy that melts before our eyes

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Mildly entertaining. Decent twist at the end...
Walter M.
At a convention, Mickey Prohaska(Greg Kinnear), an insurance salesman, not only loses his shirt and money, but also his wallet which turns up quickly. All of… More
Manu Gino
Greetings from Kenosha, WI! Where Ordinary Folks Can Make a Killing. Good movie! I really liked this movie. It did remind me of Fargo in some ways and Greg… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Thin Ice boasts an impressive cast, with the always funny and charismatic Greg Kinnear, teamed well with Alan Arkin, and has a unique set up with some generally… More
Tyler Christian
Harmlessly enjoyable and filled with amusing twists and turns, but is pummeled by an twist ending that is way too complex and clever for its own good.
Christopher Haskell
Trying slightly too hard to live up to its Fargo comparison, Thin Ice pits Greg Kinnear as a craft insurance agent who eventually tries to swindle an old man… More