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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    What a waste. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Ice Harvest doesn't have much heft or resonance. But as an antidote to the sugary confections of the season, its hung-over cynicism works wonders. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The nasty, violent material has two small beacons of hope - Nielsen as a fair-weather stripper in the manner of old film-noir dames, and Quaid as a scurvy mobster who hates being cheated. With his puffy, reddened face, Quaid looks like a bad Santa. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Thornton is in great form as the sardonic Vic, whose disposal of an apparently dead body in a trunk is a hilarious set piece. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    How about something a little nasty for the holidays? show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    "Bad Santa" it's not. Bumptiously entertaining it is. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    That may be your lump of coal, but it seems a precious gift to me. show more

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