Skip to main content

reviews

60
Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    With a handful of blackly humorous jolts and some game performances by a good cast, Thin Ice is a watchable, if not terribly original, piece of Midwestern noir. show more

  • 60
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    It is Mr. Kinnear's slippery charm that keeps Thin Ice from sinking into the frosty Wisconsin slush toward which it seems to be heading from the start. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Writing with her sister, Karen, Jill Sprecher rigs up an elaborate cause-and-effect comedy of errors, with Kinnear's predatory protagonist as both perp and victim. I won't say more than that, but Thin Ice is deeper than it first appears. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    So with a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, Thin Ice reels us in. Comparisons to "Fargo" and other convoluted little capers like "House of Games" are fair, but when taken on its own terms, this quirky drama thrums along in a low-blood-pressure way. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a devilishly ingenious screenplay by the sisters Jill and Karen Sprecher. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The cheesehead noir Thin Ice presents Greg Kinnear in a role that's almost too easy for him: He's a morally flexible Wisconsin insurance salesman for whom honesty is the least-likely policy. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Thin Ice resides just slightly south of "Fargo." show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    I haven't watched "Fargo" in a few years, but I still remember almost every scene. I saw Thin Ice two nights ago and cannot in all honesty tell you how it ends. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Crafted by writer-director Jill Sprecher and co-writer sister Karen - a filmmaking duo who are sometimes jokingly referred to as the "Coen sisters" - it will erase any lingering memories of "Fargo." show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie never fully clicks. show more

  • April 13, 2012 canonman2221
    Report This User

    Went to see this movie only because a friend of mine was in it. I believe she said she was in four walk on scenes. I never saw her, I was so totally engrossed in the movie. From the very beginning to the unexpected ending I couldn\'t do anything but follow what the actors were doing. She even pointed out the scenes she was in to our group. I didn\'t notice. At first, I was reminded of Fargo also but quickly forgot about that. Great movie. Great job by all the actors. Will buy it when it comes out on DVD. Evadsnave

  • March 31, 2012 sg00000000118798
    Report This User

    I saw this movie 2 times and the first time it was so entertaining and extremly funny not a boring part in this movie just fun all the way through ....Good acting also by everybody especially greg kinnear and billy Crudup...... A must see movie

  • March 23, 2012 bobbyn1
    Report This User

    Wha happened?????????? A very good movie with a plot that had all the right twists and turns at the end, suddenly disappeared from the theatres. Maybe a re-release is coming.

  • February 29, 2012 beshdogphilip
    Report This User

    Absolutely brilliant..in the tone of Fargo and other movies of what can go wrong..loved it

similar movies

  • Calvary (2014)

  • Down Terrace (2009)

  • Harvard Man (2001)

  • Buffalo 66 (1998)

  • Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X