The Frozen Ground

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Bleak, very violent, but compelling serial killer story.

R 2013 105 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

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Chilling & Realistic

The Frozen Ground was an intense solid crime thriller that really pulls you in. I'm not a fan of Vanessa Hudgens but she did fantastic and her acting was believable playing a prostitute/stripper. The Frozen Ground follows an Alaska State Trooper named Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) who is trying to catch Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer known for raping and murdering young women. When Cindy Paulson escapes (Vanessa Hudgens) who is one of Hansen's captures, Halcombe enlists her to try and help him hunt down Hansen. Together, the two must act fast before more lives are claimed and before he tries to come back after Cindy. The fact that this film is based on actual events made it more thrilling. The language is strong which includes many uses of sh*t, f-words including motherf-er, c**t, b*tch, wh0re and more. Racial remarks plus n*gger is used. Violence is very strong including discussions of being raped and molested. All kinds of girls have been tortured, tied up, raped, beaten and murdered. Dead bodies and some shown eaten by animals. One young woman tells her story of escaping. There is chasing and shootings. Photos of murder victims are shown. The whole movie is full of tension. Sexual content has a strip club shown most of the time with bare breasted women dancing seductively, some are full-frontal nudity. Cindy does her first strip tease but no nudity. We see prostitutes in the club and on the streets. Discussions of why Hansen likes young women and not his wife, talks about sex acts...etc. Lots of drug use involved including meth smoked and encouraged by a woman, a woman smokes it for the first time (graphic). Cocaine snorted several times including to the point of over-dose which is gory. Cindy smokes cigarettes. Mild drinking. Certainly not for kids under 18!!!!! Very intense content.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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