Thin Ice Thin Ice , a divertingly scuzzy little Midwest noir, is in the genre of Fargo and A Simple Plan , except that its banal Everyman… Thin Ice Thin Ice , a divertingly scuzzy little Midwest noir, is in the genre of Fargo and A Simple Plan , except that its banal Everyman… R PT94M Comedy Crime Drama Billy Crudup Greg Kinnear ATO Pictures
Movie Review

Thin Ice

MPAA Rating: R
'ICE' MEN Greg Kinnear and Billy Crudup in Thin Ice
'ICE' MEN Greg Kinnear and Billy Crudup in Thin Ice
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Rated: R; Length: 94 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama; With: Billy Crudup and Greg Kinnear; Distributor: ATO Pictures

Thin Ice, a divertingly scuzzy little Midwest noir, is in the genre of Fargo and A Simple Plan, except that its banal Everyman hero — Greg Kinnear at his weaselly best — is a few notches further down on the scale of loserdom. He's a Wisconsin insurance salesman who fancies himself a con artist and attempts to screw a retired old farmer (Alan Arkin) out of a beat-up violin that may be worth $25,000. Throw in a nagging divorce settlement, an unplanned murder, and Billy Crudup — hilarious! — as a raging security man, and Jill Sprecher's film enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation. B+
Originally posted Feb 15, 2012 Published in issue #1195 Feb 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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