The Iceman

2012

Action / Biography / Crime / Drama / Thriller

305
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 66%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 63368

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Chris Evans as Mr. Freezy
James Franco as Marty Freeman
Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski
Winona Ryder as Deborah Pellicotti
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mjsreg 8 / 10

True story superbly told

Although this film has been out for a few years, I have only just seen it - and it is impressive.

Michael Shannon's portrail of real-life hit man Richard Kuklinski is absolutely superb. You really feel drawn into his world at various stages of his 'career', including the conflicts between his chosen profession while trying to maintain some kind of normal family life.

There are plenty of moments in this film that will take you by surprise on your journey with the character.

This film is well worth setting aside time to watch so you become fully engrossed in the story.

Reviewed by Kyle McDavid 7 / 10

A neat mash-up of a Gangster and Serial Killer film, just like one of the critics said "It's ZODIAC meets GOODFELLAS"

Out of all movies based on a notorious murderer, such as a Serial Killer, this one was by far one of the best, maybe along-side "Dear Mr. Gacy" which I haven't gotten around seeing but hopefully I will, and as- well the "Secret Life of Jeffrey Dahmer" and "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer", and of-course "Zodiac" despite I only seen half of it.

Basically the film is based on the life of Richard Kuklinski (Played by Michael Shannon), a huge, but ordinary looking man who is married to a beautiful woman and have two gorgeous daughters, and claimed to them to dubbed Disney films and later worked in the Bank system because of it for a living, but actually he doesn't works for either one of them, but instead no other than the Mafia, by at first dubs Pornographic films but then became a hired-man for Murder, which is something he done before and seemingly have no issue with, and even though he was cut-off by the Mob later-on, he became a typical serial killer with the name the "Iceman". This however, became a personal problem for him between his actual career and his family because of his former connections with the mob, with some threats that he dealing with about his wife and kids, in which lead to him to try his best to prevent any of this.

This movie was quite powerful as we see a man who made the bad choice of becoming a Assistant of America's worst ever Crime Organization, despite having a loving family fill with Women, a family he well devoted for, and does not like them being insulted or threaten. Shannon did a good job playing with the right emotions, when Kuklinski is either happy, sad, or mad. My favorite scene of him is when he's talking to his brother, Joey (Played by Stephen Dorff), who is in prison for raping and murdering a little girl. Just a strong anger he gave to him, makes the scene stand-out, and another great one (This is not a spoiler because you can find this chip on YouTube) is when a man who he accidentally bump into his car in traffic, and the man then insults him and his family which pisses him off and then tries to car-chase him with his wife and daughters, that was just crazy, and made them realize something ain't right about him. I also thought it was clever to cast Ray Liotta, who you might be familiar with from the popular movie "Goodfellas", as the lead mob guy of the film. He delivers a nice performance here, just showing your good-old Italian-American Gangster. Chris Evans did a brilliant job playing Kuklinski's partner in crime and obvious comic relief, at first when I saw him in this film, I honestly didn't even know it was him until I check on the rest of the cast, that just surprises me that Captain America plays in this type of film. I thought his character was kinda funny, I even found his first encounter with Kuklinski just great, especially how that particular scene ends, just wow. James Franco was also in this movie but just a minor role however until he's done with. Yeah don't really have anything else to say about of the cast except they're just alright I guess. I really likes the classic Italian- gangster feel of this film, it shows that this never dies even long after the 80s and the 90s with the Godfather movies and the Goodfellas (Back to the fact of casting Liotta).

Overall, this movie ain't that bad, but there is a-bit of problems comparing to this film plot and the real-life story of the Iceman, such as not showing his first kill as a child (Yes, that is true) or how his relationship begans which was quite brutal if you're wondering, if you want to hear about check-out Rob Dyke's video about Kuklinski or any of the HBO specials that shows interviews of him before he dies back in 2006. But overall they didn't seems to leave out a-lot of things which is good, I'm even surprise they actually bother bringing-up his abusive father (Which wasn't be a surprise either, as he a psychopathic killer, of-course, pretty usual). Anyways, if you love films like Zodiac or the Goodfellas and Godfather or both, I would recommend you guys checking this out.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

A film out for recommendation

Film Review: "The Iceman" (2012)

Finding the essence of a real-life contract killer by restraining breath work and fixed eyeballs on any given scene opponent, actor Michael Shannon owns this picture, benefiting from an precise and strictly forwarding directions by Ariel Vromen, who hardly could improve this already streamlining picture with his mixed follow-up project "Criminal" (2016) before turning to an novel adaptation on the character of Egyptian Spy Ashraf Marwan (1944-2007) for his new project "The Angel" (2018).

"The Iceman" could have been the classic for the time being. Actor Michael Shannon carries nearly every scene as the character of Richard Kuklinski in this picture, when encountering one-by-one the supporting cast, starting out from actress Winona Ryder as his wife Deborah in a charming introduction scene at a dinner, followed by meeting the employing character of Roy Demeo, performed in "GoodFellas" recalling mode by Ray Liotta, the one character, who's resolution gets dropped by the end, while every one else, including actor Chris Evans as welcoming beyond Captain America character of Mr. Freezy and a one scene appearance by actor James Franco of minor significance as struggling advantage-looking artist Marty Freeman, had been sent a bill by Michael Shannon's dominating acting appearance.

Director Ariel Vromen made sure that the cinematography under Bobby Bukowski keeps afloat at all times, finding the most engaging angles with atmospheric lighting shifts in a film, which elegantly covers time periods from 1964 to 1986 within a compact running time of 100 Minutes (excluding the end crawler) makes "The Iceman" highly recommended to an audience appreciating power house acting, constant thrills and a 10 Million $ production budget well-spent under watchful surveillance of industry's producing specialist Avi Lerner, having giving space for a motion picture product, which does not need to shy away from a comparison of crime thriller genre-owning directors as Martin Scorsese.

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