BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
MAY 10, 2013
Michael Shannon is irrevocably one of the best actors of his generation, nailing his nuanced performances in every role that he takes. “The Iceman” is no different. With a hardened face and killer glare, Shannon plays real-life contract killer Richard Kuklinski, and from the family man to the murdering man, you believe Shannon in this role. “The Iceman” also carries some other unexpected performances, especially from Winona Ryder, who looks better than ever, as well as Chris Evans, who delivers another highlight performance. Although the film trudges on with little direction and a been-here-done-that mentality, Michael Shannon gives it the punctuation it needs and becomes more of a character study than a thrilling drama.
May 3, 2013
“The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer”
by Anthony Bruno
(for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content)