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The Frozen Ground

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bleak, very violent, but compelling serial killer story.

Movie R 2013 105 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 18+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

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Educational value
Great messages
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Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (5 ):

As written and directed by Scott Walker, THE FROZEN GROUND isn't great, but it's surprisingly effective, thanks to its no-frills approach and its care with the actors and characters. Walker keeps his restless camera constantly roving, which is fine when something is happening, but headache-inducing during static conversation scenes. Also, Walker is clearly intending reverence toward the real-life victims, gives the movie an underlying dreariness. Yet at some point, it starts to work. The characters have an inner life, and the performances are strong, especially a steely-eyed Cage, who here has his best part in some time. As the killer, Cusack is soft spoken but also repellent. He's not an object of fascination, which is a unique and refreshing approach. The movie takes a few silly shortcuts here and there -- and a pimp played by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson seems to be the center for most of them -- but overall this is a decent effort.

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