The Iceman (2012)

posterDirector: Ariel Vromen

Writer: Ariel Vromen, Morgan Land (Screenplay) Anthony Bruno (Book)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer,

 

Story: The true story about Richard Kuklunski (Shannon) who managed to live a normal family life with his wife Deborah (Ryder) and children while also having a much darker side. Richard was also a ruthless contract killer who gets a break working for Roy Demeo (Liotta) before perfecting his art by teaming up with Mr Freezy (Evans) another contract killer to take down more people for outside contracts. The story shows how Kuklunski continued his double life for over two decades before he finally get arrested.

 

Verdict:

 

Thriller: nearly every scene involving the contract killer side of Richard comes off thrilling as you know what is likely to happen but you have to wait and see how it plays out (8/10)

Suggestion: It is an interesting watch comes off well but may not be for everyone in fact it would really be for a select audience but those who are a fan of looking at how serial killers worked. (7/10)

 

Star Performance Michael Shannon

Favourite Character Mr Freezy

 

Overall: A good thriller with Michael Shannon shining again, but in the end it comes off a bit slow and never really pulls you completely in to either side of the character. It really could have been a bit longer and more edgy instead of just routine kills.

Rating 68%

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