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      100% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 78% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Óscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, finds himself trapped inside the U.S. immigration system. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Eric Deggans NPR Swedish director Daniel Sawka has created a film as authentic and direct as a news report. Dec 15, 2018 Full Review Brian Lowry Like the best drama, "Icebox" is defined by its humanity, putting a face on asylum seekers in a way news coverage only occasionally does. From that perspective it feels like HBO is performing a public service, Dec 7, 2018 Full Review John Anderson Wall Street Journal Icebox is not a documentary. But it does have a spare, naturalistic and awkwardly acted style that helps sell its story, which goes only so far into the legal nuances or politics of the detainee crisis on the southern border. Dec 7, 2018 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site The greatest strength of Icebox is that the filmmakers have decided, to their credit, to tell the story from the point of view of a 12-year-old Honduran refugee and with unquestionable sympathy and anger. Feb 11, 2021 Full Review Mark A. Perigard Boston Herald To writer and director Daniel Sawka's credit, the film ends on a poignant note, but it's hard to find any hope in this story. Oscar's uncertain journey shows no sign of ever ending, not for the rest of his life. In that, "Icebox" chills. Rated: B- Dec 8, 2018 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Set at a child detention center for the large majority of the film, Icebox is a film that should really hit a nerve with audiences. Sep 16, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Drama of the unknown journey for greener pasture but dunno where the ice... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member love the story and the actor johnny Ortiz Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie sucks! Obviously has an agenda behind it and that's to try and make Americans feel bad for a group of people that can't get their shit together and that America needs to take care of them and pay their way.. wake up America you are being exploited!! When will you wise up and realize that illegal aliens are getting catered too and taken care of better then legal citizens that sacrificed limbs and blood for this country. Pretty good deal for the illegals I must say. Pretty damn crazy Americans can't figure out their getting completely screwed and having to pay for it as well! Wake up peeps!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie was very touching and realistic. The one thing I do dislike very much is when portraying people from other countries in this instance from Honduras why the producers use mexican actors instead of real Hondurans. It is insulting specially when they use half hounduran words with a mexican accent!!! Next time please go the extra mile by getting real actors from the country the story is based from. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Very amazing story, powerful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/19 Full Review Audience Member Brainfood for idiots. Emotive propaganda Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Óscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, finds himself trapped inside the U.S. immigration system.
      Daniel Sawka
      James L. Brooks, Julie Ansell, David S. Greathouse, Richard Sakai
      Daniel Sawka
      Production Co
      Gracie Films
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 8, 2018
      1h 26m
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