THE ICEMAN

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.

RELEASE DATE
May 3, 2013

DIRECTOR
Ariel Vromen

WRITTEN BY
Ariel Vromen
Morgan Land

BASED ON
“The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer”
by Anthony Bruno

STUDIO
Millennium Entertainment

R
(for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content)

BIOGRAPHY
CRIME
DRAMA

THRILLER
105 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Bobby Bukowski

COMPOSER
Haim Mazar

EDITOR
Danny Rafic

CAST
Michael Shannon
Winona Ryder
James Franco
Ray Liotta
Chris Evans
David Schwimmer
Robert Davi
Danny Abeckaser

PRODUCED BY
Ariel Vromen
Ehud Bleiberg
Avi Lerner

BUDGET
$13.5 million

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