The new true-crime thriller starring Michael Shannon, James Franco and Winona Ryder!
â€śNYT CRITICS PICK! An indelible film that clinches Mr. Shannonâ€™s status as a major screen actor.â€ť â€“ Stephen Holden, New York Times
â€śA true-crime thriller directed with grit, gristle and punchy energy â€¦ The Iceman is never less than fascinating.â€ť - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Enquirer
â€śMichael Shannon's restrained and mesmerizing portrayal, bolstered by an excellent offbeat supporting cast, makes for an edgy and compelling Mob yarn.â€ť â€“ Claudia Puig, USA Today
Inspired by actual events, the mesmerizing suspense thriller The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon, Take Shelter) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the brutal murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American Dream as a devoted husband and father, in reality Kuklinski is a ruthless killer-for-hire who somehow manages to conceal his double life from his family. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. This stranger-than-fiction true story, driven by a powerful performance from Michael Shannon, brilliantly explores the darkness lurking beneath the surface of even the most seemingly normal life. Also starring James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and Stephen Dorff. (Dir. by Ariel Vromen, 2013, USA, 105 mins., Rated R, Millennium Entertainment) 35mm and Digital