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One Sentence Movie Reviews: The Ice Harvest (2005)


The Ice Harvest (2005): "Indeed, there is no perfect crime."

Notes: John Cusack agains pulls off an engaging noir, the second "comic noir" of his I'm aware of (after Gross Pointe Blank) and the third noir overall (the third is The Grifters, which I don't remember as being comic). He does the regular-guy-in-over-his-head-in-scam bit quite well, but Billy Bob Thornton's performance is only decent, Randy Quaid isn't nearly menacing enough, and Connie Nielsen's attempt at femme fatale allure is laughably wooden. Still, an enjoyable film overall, mostly due to Cusack's considerable talents.

(Thanks to Kevin Smokler for the "one sentence movie review" concept.)

March 7, 2007 in Film | Permalink