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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    What’s more depressing: that John Cusack chose the junky, un-exciting serial killer drama The Frozen Ground as his latest step away from John Cusack-y roles, or that Nicolas Cage chose to, at long last, be as un-Cage-like as possible? show more

  • 40
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Unfortunately, writer-director Scott Walker's film is a muddled and strangely inert one, generating little of the suspense or anguish its subject requires; despite its high-profile cast. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Cusack and Cage — who don’t have any scenes together until halfway through — do their best work in years, while erstwhile “High School Musical’’ star Hudgens shows off acting chops missing in “Spring Breakers.’’ show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    Cage, without having to play a ghostly motorcyclist or hot rod driver from Hell or sorcerer or sci-fi hero or kinky cop, reminds us that he used to know subtlety. So even if Frozen Ground breaks little new ground in the serial killer thriller genre, there’s hope Cage will leave the ham behind before Alaska freezes over. show more

  • 25
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Taste and good intentions are only going to get one so far with a script this tone deaf and direction this ugly and monotonous. show more

  • 25
    New York Observer

    A vague and forgettable crime thriller that would have benefited from more character development or at least a grounding of the narrative in one central protagonist. show more

  • 60
    Kim Newman Empire

    With Cage as a harried cop, Cusack as a serial killer and 50 Cent as a pimp, we're assuming the casting department kicked off early on this one. Still, there's plenty in this taut thriller for you to stick around for, not least the reuniting of the Con Air duo. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack give solid performances in this Prime Suspect-like thriller. show more

  • 60
    Total Film

    It’s handsomely lensed, and when Cage and Cusack finally go nose-to-nose, the fur does fly. show more

  • 60
    Tom Huddleston Time Out London

    This is an unambitious, old-school thriller, nothing more and nothing less. show more

  • October 01, 2013 mr00000000166715
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    The movie was good but at times it seemed to be boring. I believe it could\'ve been alot better than it was.

  • August 21, 2013 vw00000000162460
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    Can\'t wait to see this movie. The movie trailer def makes me want to go watch it and plus you can\'t go wrong with this cast.

  • August 18, 2013 fotobiz
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    Cage & Cusack look like they really did an outstanding job portraying their rolls. Based on a true story, can\'t wait to see the entire movie...

  • August 01, 2013 ur00000000142960
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    Now what I saw in the videos on YouTube make me think to myself and say this is going to be powerful, excellent, and outstanding Performance by those great actors. They really bring the \"inspired true story back to life once again.

  • August 15, 2013 Susi
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    Stellar performances are given by Cage and Cusack in this true-crime suspense thriller. Solid script. Although the outcome is predictable, the directing, cast, and script provide the suspense necessary to keep viewers immersed in the evolution of suspense.

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