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The Ice Harvest Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

… intentionally nasty and mean-spirited … Read full review

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  • 4.0
    62

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    Metascore®
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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Ice Harvest's plot sounds like an antidote to the season's holiday sweetness. And it's being touted as this year's Bad Santa. But the only similarities are the holiday season, the criminal milieu and Thornton.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A little more "Grifters" would have gone far here. Not toward making the film palatable for the mainstream, perhaps, but at least toward selling its neo-noir story to an audience already inclined toward such seedy material.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    I liked the movie for the quirky way it pursues humor through the drifts of greed, lust, booze, betrayal and spectacularly complicated ways to die. I liked it for Charlie's (Cusack) essential kindness, as when he pauses during a getaway to help a friend who has run out of gas.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    In a season of bulging Movies Earmarked for Importance, it is almost startling to come across something as unhyped - and perfectly swell - as The Ice Harvest.

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