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      The Frozen Ground

      R Released Aug 23, 2013 1h 45m Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for The Frozen Ground: Trailer 1 List The Frozen Ground: Trailer 1 The Frozen Ground: Trailer 1 1:50 View more videos
      61% Tomatometer 57 Reviews 50% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A teenage escapee (Vanessa Hudgens) provides a critical break in the case, as an Alaskan detective (Nicolas Cage) hunts a serial killer who has been preying on women for 13 years. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Though this by-the-numbers true procedural seems basic, The Frozen Ground presents a welcome return for Nicolas Cage in a solid performance.

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      Larushka Ivan-Zadeh metro.co.uk You’ll still find the tension has you gripping your seat, thanks to the taut cat and mousery between ol’ Con Air co-stars Cusack and Cage. Rated: 3/5 Sep 5, 2017 Full Review Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com "The Frozen Ground" trucks in cliche, as most serial killer and police procedural films do, but the strength of the acting (from the leads down to people with only one or two lines) helps ground the film. Rated: 3/4 Aug 27, 2013 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post A taut procedural with atmospheric location work that traces Cage's clock-racing efforts to find evidence against Cusack ... Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 23, 2013 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Only Patrick Murguia’s on-location photography of the Alaskan wilderness holds any notable merit. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Nerve-wracking, nail biting and blood curdling, The Frozen Ground will send chills down your spine while warming your heart. Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Here is a testament to the considerable tension that can be mounted from a cast determined to give realistic performances paired with a director that seems to know something about developing realistic characters. Aug 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kevin M A great movie. I didn’t know what to expect when I watched it the first time, but I was quickly hooked. This is an excellent film based on the real life story of serial killer Robert Hansen. Great acting performances by the entire cast (especially the main characters played by Nicholas Cage; John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens). It’s a thrilling ride that keeps you engrossed in the story throughout the entire film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/30/24 Full Review Kyle L I thought it was great. I lived in Alaska, actually ended up meeting the murderers son and renting a place from him, poor guy had issues. I lived in Palmer and drove the road to work everyday where he dumped the bodies and went to the river alot where he did as well. I feel so mad for those girls, but I didn't even know as much as I do now when I lived there. So erie to think I was on the beach of the same river alot with my family where he brought these girls to murder them. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/17/24 Full Review Jordan S I enjoyed this movie, the plot was kind of obvious but it was well directed and acted it's definitely worth a watch. 7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/27/24 Full Review Sarah L This is one of the best thriller movies of all time. Especially given the fact it's all based on true events. The Frozen Ground grabs you from the beginning leaving you at the edge of your seat. This would have to be Nicolas Cage and John Cusacks' best performance EVER. The only reason this film didn't catapult when first screened would have to be due to the merger between Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment - which caused the rollout to be dramatically scaled back. This movie is beyond 5 stars! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/16/23 Full Review Samantha M James Maslow ("Easy A") Character Daniel O' Brian Big Time Rush Big Time Movie ICarly Star Funny Parody The Best Acting Annoying, But Very Comedy Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, Radha Mitchell, and Vanessa Hudgens Anchorage, Alaska 1983 A young prostitute has just been rescued after being held in a hotel room in handcuffs A state trooper stumbles onto the case involving a serial killer preying on women for 13 years This is actually based on the real life murders of Robert Hansen Cage plays the trooper Jack Halcomb Cusack plays Hansen, the man is viewed as an upstanding citizen with a wife and two kids so the authorities dismiss this young woman's claims But Halcomb is determined to save this young woman from ending up like the others since he couldn't save his own sister The plot comes off as standard more like something for a tv procedural The shaky cam can get excruciating for some and it is a very dark subject matter But Nicholas Cage comes back in good fashion after having a very lackluster track record The film is suspenseful, nail biting, and never slows down Covers one of the most infamous serial killers in U.S. history with the main victim Cindy Paulson finally having the courage to tell her story getting justice for all the others involved alive and dead The tone of the movie is very dark and mature but important Director Scott Walker has his cast give strong performances and allows the cold, cruel Alaskan setting to sink in Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A teenage escapee (Vanessa Hudgens) provides a critical break in the case, as an Alaskan detective (Nicolas Cage) hunts a serial killer who has been preying on women for 13 years.
      Director
      Scott Walker
      Producer
      50 Cent, Randall Emmett, Jane Fleming, Dama Claire
      Screenwriter
      Scott Walker
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Grindstone Entertainment Group
      Rating
      R (Language|Drug Use|Sexuality/Nudity|Violent Content)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 23, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 2, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 45m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
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