The Iceman

The Iceman

DVD - 2013
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Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than one hundred men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father, in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor his daughters had any clue about his real profession.
Publisher: [United States] : Millenium : First Look Pictures, [2013]
ISBN: 9781616662127
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ICEMA
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (R)(105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012


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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.

Mar 23, 2015

This was an OK gangster movie. Not much of an emotional movie, the lead character was very uncharismatic (hence the iceman) and all he ever said was how much his family means to him but never really showed it. Good performances by all but could have been better. A forgettable movie.

Dec 15, 2014

I am excited to view this movie within the next few days.
Shall comment after the viewing.


May 04, 2014

Shannon is excellent in this role. Disturbing true story.

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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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