...makes for a surprisingly entertaining and nonderivative February time-passer.
—Brian Miller Village Voice
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.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
The cheesehead noir Thin Ice presents Greg Kinnear in a role that's almost too easy for him: He's a morally flexible Wisconsin insurance salesman for whom honesty is the least-likely policy.
—Kyle Smith New York Post
The movie takes some dark, violent turns once Crudup enters the picture, and loses some of its initial soft, regional charm. But Kinnear and Crudup are funny, and the plot does fold together with the kind of cruel logic that these sorts of twist-a-thons often lack.
—Noel Murray Onion AV Club
If you can get past the rough patches - a slightly sluggish start and a coda that feels like one punch line too many - there is some sinister fun to be had in watching Kinnear skating toward disaster on ice that is very thin indeed.
—Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times
...while not entirely unpleasant, is gnawingly familiar, a slice of room-temperature heartland quirk that tries to blend low-key comedy with violence and mayhem.
—A. O. Scott New York Times
...a crime saga that reduces its chosen genre to a series of atonal, old-hat clichés.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine