Annlee Ellingson Paste Magazine Unfortunately, with a confusing script pocked with plot holes, The Frozen Ground misses an opportunity to create a lasting testament to their memories. Halcombe connects the dots and realises that Hansen might be the perpetrator of not just these crimes but connected to dozens of cases in which young women have gone missing over the past decade. Vanessa Hudgins turns in a very nice performance as one victim who escaped and was instrumental in identifying the killer. Jack tries to earn Cindy's trust to send Bob to the court but she is afraid and tries to leave Alaska. Robert Hansen John Cusack abducts young women, in order to torture and sexually abuse them, before he kills them. His Hansen is all controlled family man on the outside and then twitchy, angry menace in private with his victims. Things start loud and chaotic in a small Alaskan town as Cindy Paulson Hudgens is discovered battered and chained and understandably hysterical.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. He started acting career back to the 60s, but just got very popular and well known these years. The story is clear from the trailers and here the whole plot untwists slowly for almost 2 hours, but this is quite good, as the movie never drags. So I watched it without knowing the plot. The main leads are all good in their roles.
Sign up for news on Education events for students. After making a call to Halcombe, Paulson is almost killed by Carl, but Halcombe rescues her just in time. Vanessa Hudgens is also fast becoming a promising young actress; taking roles that will break her out of the Disney princess ghetto seems to be really working for her, and she uses her attractiveness as an asset without becoming a self-parody. In fact, the movie was a bit slow sometimes, but nobody in the audience left the theater, 'cause it was real thrilling. Sounded like a great movie, had great actors, but I couldn't tell you.
Rather, heâs just a guy trying to do whatâs right, and put away this monster thatâs preying upon young runaways, who he figures wonât be missed. Great job of cameramen, though. Despite a troubled and violent background with tons of red flags, Hansen was able to maneuver undetected in Anchorage for many years, abducting young women, raping them, taking them via private plane out into the inaccessible wilderness surrounding Anchorage and then hunting them like game. Considering what is being proposed usually as thriller, this is worth to be watched and it is entertaining. I will look for this director in future to avoid. When we are looking at their faces, we don't need to be reminded of the stakes.
Jack Holcombe even has a resentful wife , complaining to her husband about how hard he works, before doing an unmotivated about-face in a later scene. He is a hunter, a predator. Oscar winner, Cage delivers an acceptable performance while Cusack, who dons the more challenging serial killer hat, makes an admirable effort. Halcombe also finds out there is a recent survivor of a kidnapping and rape which meets the M. She made me believe she was her character. The search of Hansen's house yields no evidence, not even in his trophy room. Overall not worth recommending, the film never connects with the audience, not once.
Go see it grips you from the start and keeps your attention to the end. Glad to see Dean Norris too! He temporarily puts off his retirement as he gets involved with the case of a 17-year-old-prostitute, Cyndy Paulson Vanessa Hudgens , who escapes the heavy handed clutches of an infamous serial killer. The police connect the case to other missing girls, who have disappeared after going to what they thought were legitimate photo shoots. It's a town teeming with strip clubs, drug addiction, prostitution, and runaway girls whom nobody would miss if they went missing. Richard Haridy Quickflix The Frozen Ground is trying its best to act as a genuine tribute to the victims of a horrible crime. It's not an awful movie, far from it.
The movie takes a few silly shortcuts here and there -- and a pimp played by seems to be the center for most of them -- but overall this is a decent effort. The film ends with a dedication and photographs of Hansen's victims. A very nice bonus is that almost all of the police officers shown in the film are hard-working people who want to catch this killer, but know they have to work within the law to ensure he doesn't escape them in the courts. Walker is wise enough to realise that scenes set in a strip club would be laughable if there was no female nudity on display, but in those scenes the gaze of his camera rests on bare flesh for no longer than a second at a time before coyly cutting away as if ashamed to be caught looking. Every time Cusack is on screen, you can hardly believe this is him.
He's not an object of fascination, which is a unique and refreshing approach. He steals her necklace before finishing her off with a handgun. The film downplays the gore, while showing the seedy and soul-crushing underworld where Cusack finds his victims. Based on true events, the plot succeeds in keeping the attention of the viewer, despite the killer's identity be disclosed in the beginning. The Frozen Ground also suffers badly from that curse of modern movies, the shaky-cam. All in all, I always feel that story is the soul of a movie, its the most important factor. I recommend this movie to fans of cage and especially to fans of Cusack who plays a great villain.
Such degrading places reflects the ugly tone that surrounds real women in these environments night after night across the U. Even simple indoor scenes between two people just having a chat results in jerky and unsteady camera movements. If the answer is 'yes' then you probably won't like 'The Frozen Ground. But he is bothered by the occasional young women, often prostitutes, who either go missing or turn up dead. Under police watch at a safe location, Paulson slips away and returns to her life of prostitution.