Summary: Falling between the twin stools of grimy exploitation/visceral reality and Fincheresque ambition THE FROZEN GROUND is an intermittently interesting failure. What makes it watchable (if still a bit of an uneasy experience) is the solid acting and passably engaging true story.
Conclusion: Watching Nic Cage give a nicely understated performance is one of the big selling points of 'The Frozen Ground'. While the movie is never quite fresh or original enough to make it stand out, the fact that it's based on a true story gives the proceedings some added weight, and the Alaskan setting...
Conclusion: Walker is a self-confessed "newbie" to filmmaking, and perhaps a more seasoned hand could have better navigated the procedural and human interest sides of this story. As it stands, The Frozen Ground seems more than a bit exploitative.
Excerpt: That title, complete with a worded intro quoting The Bible, suggests something icier considering it�s all based on a true story. In the 1980s, Robert Hansen was arrested for murdering possibly over 20 women in Alaska.
Conclusion: 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 one. Still, there's plenty in this taut thriller for you to stick around for, not least the reuniting of the Con Air duo.
Summary: Een seriemoordenaar in Anchorage (Alaska) vermoordt al decennia lang vrouwen. Wanneer een van zijn slachtoffers ontsnapt voordat hij haar om het leven kan brengen, komen de zaken in een stroomversnelling en begint er een kat-en-muisspel tussen de politie en deze moordenaar.