83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Throw in a nagging divorce settlement, an unplanned murder, and Billy Crudup - hilarious! - as a raging security man, and Jill Sprecher's film enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Thin Ice resides just slightly south of "Fargo."
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is a devilishly ingenious screenplay by the sisters Jill and Karen Sprecher.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
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.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie never fully clicks.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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