'Thin Ice' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   1 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   57 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    75
    Enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    40
    It would like to remind you of "Fargo" - what with all the snow, the grubbiness and greed, the exaggerated accents and off-kilter rhythms - and it kind of does, but in a dispiriting way.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    50
    It's just a little slow getting started.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    50
    The movie never fully clicks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Holcomb Village Voice (Top Critic)
    A surprisingly entertaining and nonderivative February time-passer, its wretched mid-winter Wisconsin setting notwithstanding.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    With a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, "Thin Ice" reels us in.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Anderson Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    It is Mr. Kinnear's slippery charm that keeps "Thin Ice" from sinking into the frosty Wisconsin slush toward which it seems to be heading from the start.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    63
    Ann amusingly nerve-wracking trek into the snow and out onto the ice with those funny folks in the land of "you betcha."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    Thin Ice is deeper than it first appears.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    88
    This is an icy cocktail of greed, betrayal and murder to be savored.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    50
    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."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    70
    Some may think of it as jayvee Coen brothers or Hitchcock -- the influences are obvious -- but Sprecher brings her own style to the movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Kinnear and director Jill Sprecher make you feel Mickey's squirming desperation, even if the ending feels like a cop-out.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    There is some sinister fun to be had in watching Kinnear skating toward disaster on ice that is very thin indeed.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric Melin Scene-Stealers.com
    50
    It builds suspense slowly and surely as things begin to come apart for Kinnear, but it eventually grows tiresome and the twist ending is still a bit hard to swallow.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    88
    ...the film that has made its way into theaters is no disgrace to any of the names in the credits. Still, it would be very interesting to see the movie that the Sprechers intended to make.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Chris Foran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    63
    The movie's gently snowbound Midwestern setting blunts some of the story's harsher edges, and the characters mostly feel real.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review
    60
    ... the ride is pretty giddy ...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tricia Olszewski Washington City Paper
    The only things differentiating Thin Ice from Fargo? A lack of Midwestern accents and entertainment value.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • James Verniere Boston Herald
    59
    Cracks show in Thin Ice
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Keough Boston Phoenix
    63
    Sprecher and her co-writer sister Karen seem to have gone through a card file of used ideas to cobble together this black comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    63
    An amusingly nerve-wracking trek into the snow and out onto the ice with those funny folks in the land of "you betcha."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
    80
    It's convoluted and clever, and on that score it works quite nicely. But if you're looking for something substantial beyond this, you're looking for a different movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    50
    A climactic twist tries to make the movie that preceded it more interesting in retrospect than it was while it unfolded, but the plot is too implausible -- too unbelievable, really -- to be clever.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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