The Frozen Ground Synopsis
An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escapes from a serial killer.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
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...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Cusack and Cage — who don’t have any scenes together until halfway through — do their best work in years, while erstwhile “High School...
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack give solid performances in this Prime Suspect-like thriller.
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60

Total Film

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It’s handsomely lensed, and when Cage and Cusack finally go nose-to-nose, the fur does fly.
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60

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
This is an unambitious, old-school thriller, nothing more and nothing less.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
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...
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50

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Ultimately, the cumulative effect is deadening, just another chapter in an endless battle between overtasked and underpaid good guys, and...
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
[A] solid if unmemorable true-crime drama.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Unfortunately, writer-director Scott Walker's film is a muddled and strangely inert one, generating little of the suspense or anguish its...
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30

Village Voice

By Rob Staeger
The climactic interrogation wraps up neatly and just in time, much more like a story "based on actual events" than the events themselves.
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The Frozen Ground

By Mygrv
I went and saw this movie with most of my family and I must say this movie was more than I had expected. The movie was hard to watch because Cindy in the movie is about my sister-n-law and what she...

A solid, gripping thriller. Thoughtful and tense.

By neilius
The Frozen Ground gets Two-thumbs Up from me. Walker has done an excellent job of crafting and assembling this taut, well-paced movie. Cusack delivers an excellent, tightly-strung performance....

Very good!

By saramichellebags
Must go see....

Based on true story.

By shebuty62
Drug use was too explicit, but it is based on true facts. 1980's I remember the story, but not all the facts........

Blown Away

By angiiex3
An AMAZING film that deserves a nationwide release! There wasn't a thing I didn't like....

By lainemn534
Excellent!...

Brilliant!

By kmsachen
This movie was brilliant and intriguing. I never took my eyes off of the movie....

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Great show critics are idiots

By Kennyo0583
Very suspenseful sometimes, I wonder if prosecutors are really that stupid, based on a true story, I'm glad they caught the sicko....

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Rated R | For Violent content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Bleak, very violent, but compelling serial killer story.
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