The Iceman

The Iceman

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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"Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon - Academy Award nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Revolutionary Road) from his early days in the mob until his arrest in 1986 for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father, in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire."--Container.


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Jul 22, 2018

Sanitized and erroneous. The story of a serial/mafia killer comes across as an "every man making a living for his loving family" movie - it's an insult. Philip Carlo's book "The Ice Man" was riveting, shocking, and a page turner. Read the book first.

Jul 12, 2018

BREEMU has stated the problem succinctly. To see how well, look up the documentary THE ICE MAN TAPES: CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER. Example : this is the man who said to his little seven-year old daughter "You know, honey. I love you so much, I`ld never let anyone hurt you. I'ld KILL you first! You know that, honey. Don't you?" This hater/killer of rapists also had no problem with marital rape. NO WONDER HIS DAUGHTERS THREW A FREEDOM CELEBRATION WHEN HE DIED IN PRISON!

Feb 09, 2018

Directed by Ariel Vromen in 2012 based on the true story of longtime notorious hitman Richard Kuklinski, this crime thriller depicts the life of the cold-blooded killer.
I don't like the movie at all simply because there's too much killing without a meaningful drama.
I don't really care about any character in the film 'cause most of the characters appear disgusting.
Even a bad guy has some likable traits.
The director simply failed to depict those.

Jan 18, 2018

A good movie with Michael Shannon and the other actors are good too, and...yes, that's about it. There's something missing from the script and from the direction -- could it be truthfulness, as breemu mentioned? I can appreciate why the producers tried to make this more palatable, but it's a stretch. Maybe it would have been better not to make it at all.

Dec 04, 2017

It was an okay movie, stayed awake through the whole movie.

Feb 28, 2016

I'm a fan of Michael Shannon and he managed to make me feel a great deal of sympathy for this loathsome character - he had had an abusive upbringing, he had moral lines he wouldn't cross as a paid killer (i.e. he wouldn't kill women or children), and he cared deeply for his family whom he kept sheltered and separate from his criminal activities.

And what a crock all that is.

The movie does NOT portray just how loathsome Richard Kuklinski really was. He dated and married his movie wife while still married to another woman, he brutalized and terrorized his second wife and their children who lived in constant fear of him, and when he was captured and interrogated he claimed to have killed a number of random, ordinary people just for the fun of it in between paid hits for the mobs.

This movie is, sadly, a romanticized Hollywood fairytale of a really bad man.


great cast. weak story.

Sep 13, 2015

Dark, drab, slow moving but I found it a riveting exploration of the duality of the almost perfect family man who was a contract killer to pay the bills. James Franco should not have been on the DVD cover because he was barely in the movie.

Jun 17, 2015

The storyline is about the dual life of a contract killer. I had a lot of trouble with the storytelling method used by the filmmakers. I find the palette so drab (perhaps by choice of cinematographers). I admired Winona Ryder as her acting here is different from her usual style.

May 12, 2015

Not easy to find any sympathetic characters in this movie. Maybe someone can find some redeeming qualities about it but I didn't.

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Dec 15, 2014

The most dangerous people are those with an abundance of money because they access elite power to manipulate the middle class people. There shall come a day when power shall be restored to the people and not singular people in power with influence of wealth and power.
"The first shall be last, and the last shall be first"

aaa5756 Jan 31, 2014

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

Dec 24, 2013

Marty Freeman (after The Iceman points a Deringer at him): "No, no, no, no! God, God, God, please don't! GOD PLEASE! GOD PLEASE!" Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski: "What are you, prayin'?" Marty Freeman: "God please! Please!" Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski: "You really believe that? You think God'll come down and save ya? ...Ah-ight. I'll give you some time. Pray to God. Tell Him to come down and stop me."

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