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On the Ice Review

  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2012
  • Rated: Language, Violence and Some Drug Content
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama, Suspense/Thriller
  • Cast:Olemaun Rexford. Full cast + crew

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Glinting white vistas and endless light blanket On the Ice, a frigid drama that's tough to warm up to.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal John Anderson

    Writer-director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, who in his feature debut has lashed together a sturdy vehicle for unadorned morality and pragmatic justice.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This is an uncommonly involving thriller. I could call it a film noir, except that the sun never sets in the film. That makes a perfect contrast with the only other feature filmed in Barrow, the vampire movie "30 Days of Night" (2007), in which it never rises.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    On the Ice is a marvel of concentrated, classical storytelling. The flat, snowy landscape strips away all but the essentials from its tale.

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