A salesman sets off a series of dramatic consequences as he searches for a rare musical instrument.
" At one point you're looking at the screen going, "This makes no sense!" Then after a long conclusionary explanation, you shake your head and say, "I'm still not sure that made much sense." "
" There is some sinister fun to be had in watching Kinnear skating toward disaster on ice that is very thin indeed. "
" There's nothing like the macabre to bring intrigue to an ordinary life, and nothing like the logistics of body disposal to challenge an insurance salesman. "
" With a handful of blackly humorous jolts and some game performances by a good cast, "Thin Ice" is a watchable, if not terribly original, piece of Midwestern noir. "
" It would like to remind you of "Fargo" - what with all the snow, the grubbiness and greed, the exaggerated accents and off-kilter rhythms - and it kind of does, but in a dispiriting way. "
" In the end, it's a little too much like its own main character. It wants the big results. But it's not willing to put in the hard work to really earn them. "
" Jill Sprecher's "Thin Ice" is a small, likable movie about a small, not particularly likable man. "
" Enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation. "
" The movie never fully clicks. "
" It's just a little slow getting started. "
" Kinnear and director Jill Sprecher make you feel Mickey's squirming desperation, even if the ending feels like a cop-out. "
" It is Mr. Kinnear's slippery charm that keeps "Thin Ice" from sinking into the frosty Wisconsin slush toward which it seems to be heading from the start. "
" Some may think of it as jayvee Coen brothers or Hitchcock -- the influences are obvious -- but Sprecher brings her own style to the movie. "
" The movie is familiar and generic, a pastiche that often reminds you of other, better films. "
" If only the film were as good as Kinnear. "
" With a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, "Thin Ice" reels us in. "
" This is an icy cocktail of greed, betrayal and murder to be savored. "
" As a caustic comedy, "Thin Ice" resides just slightly south of "Fargo." "
" A surprisingly entertaining and nonderivative February time-passer, its wretched mid-winter Wisconsin setting notwithstanding. "
" Thin Ice is deeper than it first appears. "
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