The Iceman is a great biopic of Richard Kuklinski. Richard Kuklinski was a contract killer. Now this film is no Leon, in fact it's more of a gangster film by way of serial killer slasher. I think that's what I like about it, it never seems to fit. When it's serious it is serious ...
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of ... read more
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2013
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November 28, 2013
Really good account of the real life mob hit man Richard Kuklinski aka "The Iceman". Michael Shannon excels! He has risen on my list of favorite actors...he really captures the conflict between the concerned family man, and the ruthless brutal killer in this film. There are many ...
November 18, 2013
Based on actual events, this is a dramatization of the life and career of Richard Kuklinski- one of America's most notorious contract killers.
Over the course of a few decades, the ruthlessly cold blooded Kuklinski claimed to have killed over 100 people. As fascinating as this ...
November 5, 2013
Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer.
Decently good mob drama! Michael Shannon giving a strong performance as the hit-man with the calculating and creepy demeanor of a psychopathic killer with no conscience who can still flip the switch back to his life in the suburbs...
October 31, 2013
The Iceman a biopic based on New Jersey hit-man Richard Kuklinski who managed to murder at least 100 and possibly up to 250 victims in a span of almost 40 years.
Michael Shannon giving a strong performance as the hit-man with the calculating and creepy demeanor of a psychopathic ...
October 8, 2013
A hard-edged instant classic. A powerful, razor-sharp and killer thriller that's filled with grit and energy. A vicious character study as well as an engaging drama that makes you fear and feel for this mesmerizing character that Shannon has brought to the screen. Michael Shannon...
September 27, 2013fb619846742
A stone cold, heavy drama based on true events of contracted killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) and how he tries to balance his unique career with a family. Shannon, one of the best actors out there, is phenomenal for what he is given, which is not much seeing how two-dim...
September 25, 2013fb100000145236770
Michael Shannon is one weird, creepy actor and he is awesome for it. Here, he is at his creepiest as a serial killer hitman nicknamed The Iceman. Based on a true story, he kills over a hundred people. This isn't so much about his murders(although there are a lot of the...
September 9, 2013
I'd anticipated much better, only to get a life story of a criminal along with his efforts to keep his family away from it. Just kept hoping that it'd get better. Unfortunately, the level never rose quite enough to be exceptionally effective. Probably the performances managed to ...
September 9, 2013
Not enough to keep me even remotely entertained. A forgettable movie.
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