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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Chilling tale is gory, but less so than other horror movies.

Movie R 2010 93 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 13+

Don’t recommend

This was a very annoying movie to watch there was almost no realistic features at all and the characters ignorance topped it all 1/10 do not recommend
age 14+

Another great film from Adam Green

This was one of my first horror films and how Adam Green became one of my favourite filmmakers. This movie is a lot more serious and less comedic than his Hatchet series or other works, but I love that he went that direction for this film. Most survival movies suck (Like cough "Open Water" cough) but this is one I enjoy

Is It Any Good?

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Director Adam Green broke into the horror genre with the comic slasher film Hatchet, which was made with just the right attitude, and it's a good deal of fun. His follow-up Frozen is more serious and not as much fun. The suspense is definitely there, and it can be excruciating. But it's almost an empty exercise, as there's not much meat to the film itself.

For one thing, the characters never seem very smart, and they remain almost constantly two jumps behind the audience. (Some of the situations they get themselves into can be irritating.) Additionally, the idea of a stuck lift chair isn't very visually dynamic. So Green relies on a lot of sitting-and-talking sequences to break up the suspense, and while these are sometimes pleasant, they're not exactly Shakespeare. In other words, the movie has a good flow, and it understands how to generate thrills, but the characters, situation, and dialogue are stretched a bit thin.

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