on one of the most notorious hitman in America, Richard Kuklinski, The
Ice Man is almost a real life drama that follows the life of this
sadistic killer. According to police and news reports, Kuklinski
murdered over 100 people between the 1960s to the 1980s.
However what makes The Ice Man such a powerful drama is actor Michael
Shannon (Man of Steel) who really creates this spine chilling character
who successfully managed to juggle his family life with his murderous
killing spree as a hitman. The film is also directed by Ariel Vromen who
successfully manages to link the key moments in Kuklinskiís life that
mirrors the decades well.
film begins in the 1960ís that introduces both Kuklinski and his soon to
be wife Deborah (Winona Ryder). As his story progresses, he becomes
mixed up with the wrong crowd while working at a pornographic film lab.
It is here where he becomes involved with mob boss Roy Demeo (Ray Liotta)
who offers him a job as a debt collection and hitman.
years progress, Kuklinski eventually has two daughters to wife Deborah
who are blissfully unaware of his work. Vromen carefully shows the
dichotomy behind Kuklinski, a loving family man who is torn between his
ďotherĒ world as a killer. Shannon is also quite scary as Kuklinski and
I believe was perfectly cast as The Ice Man that as a result creates
this very powerful and chilling drama.
also great to see Winona Ryder back in the movie world who creates a
very likeable and realistic character of Kuklinskiís wife. Given that,
all the actors in this film have some great performances, especially Ray
Liotta (Mob Boss) and Chris Evans as his hitman partner. Thereís even
some great cameos as well that include James Franco and Stephen Dorff.
Ice Man is a gripping drama that is definitely not for the feint