Excerpt: Michael Shannon is one of those actors that are in loads of stuff but you don’t really recognize them until they have a big hit, Boardwalk Empire in his case, the simmering ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) agent Van Alden.
Summary: This purports to be the real story of Richard Kuklinski who was reported to have been the mob’s most prolific hit man; he is supposed to have killed between 100 and 250 persons. He started life working as a technician in a porn production company.
A tense thriller with a brilliant turn by Michael Shannon.
29 January 2014
Excerpt: Michael Shannon is an actor who seems to constantly be 'the next big thing', yet never quite makes it as a household name. And, I have no idea why. He's a fantastic actor who has the ability to steal every scene he's in, has carried big roles in Man of Steel and hit TV series Boardwalk Empire, but...
Conclusion: This is indeed a very cool gangster thriller based on the true story of mob hitman Richard Kuklinski aka the iceman! The movie explores his life from around the moment he started up until his capture around the 80's, this man was stone cold killer and was ruthless in his methods, he was a loving...
It may seem like a standard biopic, but this is elevated much more highly thanks to Shannon
9 July 2013
Excerpt: In some of the marketing used for "Man of Steel", we are told to "kneel before Zod (played by Michael Shannon)". Instead, we should all kneel before the real Michael Shannon, easily one of the most underrated, under-awarded, and under-recognised actors working today.