Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Iceman

The story of Richard Kuklinski, an average family man living in New Jersey in the 1960s and earning a living by secretly editing pornography until the day he discovers he has a knack for contract killing. By the time of his arrest in 1986 he claimed to have over 100 murders under his belt. The Iceman gives the low rent treatment to a scummy, bottom of the barrel true life story which features a torpid, uninvolving performance from Shannon as a character he could play in his sleep and basically does. Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Stephen Dorff, and James Franco turn up in immediately forgettable minor roles.