Saturday, January 25

Movie Review: The Iceman

Length: 1 hr & 45 mins
Released: 2013
Genre: Drama, action, & Mystery
Rating: R
Directed By: Ariel Vromen

Where I Got It: Seen on Netflix

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession


  • Richard Kuklinski - Michael Shannon
  • Deborah Kuklinski/Pellicotti - Winona Ryder
  • Mr. Freezy - Chris Evans
  • Roy Demeo - Ray Liotta
  • Josh Rosenthal - David Schwimmer
This was such an intense movie! At first I was a little skeptical of it. I don't know may have to do with the fact I have high expectations for movies like these. I really do. Gangster/assassin movies need to have more then killing and the guy looking like a bad-ass. It needs emotional turmoil and all that jazz. This movie made the cut for me. ^.^

Michael Shannon was amazing. He really deserves an award for his role in this. He WAS Richard Kuklinski. Family man at day and paid hit-man at night. I actually connected with Mr. Kuklinski. That's normal when watching a movie like always pities and likes the hit-man. It's because you understand that they don't LIKE killing, but they feel they need to. It did seem, though, that Kuklinski really didn't mind it at times...He needed to support his family. Is it right? Absolutely right, even if killing off other baddies. Murder is not right, but you can't help but be upset if that man or woman gets arrested at the end. Plus after learning more about the real man, he had some serious mental issues due to his upbringing. 

The rest of the cast was great and I thought it was great that James Franco made an appearance. It surprised me and I didn't recognize him at first. haha. Love that guy. Along with a great cast there was great script writing and costumes. This really should have won some sort of award. 

Well...there is nothing I can really complain about this movie...mmm...I'm drawing a blank.

OH! I wanted to punch Deborah in the face at times...she was so BLINDED and in denial. Really? You think that he works at stocks? Do stocks people get THAT much money? I highly doubt it. There were so many signs and hints, but she just ignored it. When the truth came out to her, she was shocked and mad. I get the mad thing, because he did lie to her, but really? REALLY? You weren't at least curious or suspicious. 

ANYWAYS, this was a great movie. Michael Shannon was fantastic and I think he might be becoming my favorite actor. Third movie I've seen with him in and for the third time I've applauded him. my head, because it would be odd if I just started applauding in my living-room....

ANYWAYS. I would recommend this to those who like gangster/assassin movies. Also I would say that people who like people movies would get a kick out of this. Well, out of five stars I believe that I shall stamp this with 5 stars. 

Probably. It kind of one of those movies that are a one-hit wonder. 

Favorite Character(s): Richard (even though he was a baddie too)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Mr. Freezy


Blodeuedd said...

Such different views. I was bored to DEATH. I gave up

Carole Rae said...

awwwe I'm sorry. :/

carol said...

Sounds like one my husband might like.

Carole Rae said...

If he loves gangsters and etc...then he'll love this.