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The Iceman (2012)

Director:
Ariel Vromen
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Biography/Crime/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Iceman
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Producer:
Ariel Vromen
Ehud Bleiberg
Avi Lerner
Screenwriter (based on a book by Philip Carlo):
Ariel Vromen
Morgan Land


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Richard Kuklinski Michael Shannon
Deborah Kuklinski Winona Ryder
Robert Mr. Freezy Pronge Chris Evans
Roy DeMeo Ray Liotta
Marty Freeman James Franco
Josh Rosenthal David Schwimmer
Joseph Kuklinski Stephen Dorff
Ellen Erin Cummings
Leonard Marks Robert Davi
Livi Weronika Rosati
Mickey Stroll John Ventimiglia

 

Review

Fine performances help keep focus away from an all too familiar plot structure and a careless handling of the truth in this psychological drama turned stock gangster movie. The filmmakers capture the 1960s and 70s well with crips shots and set decorations, but Michael Shannon's nuanced and powerful performance is ultimately wasted by writer/director Ariel Vromen who resorts to the easiest option whenever he can. Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and Robart Davi are all apt in somewhat underdeveloped supporting roles.

Copyright 27.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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