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The Ice Harvest (2005)

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Starring (View all)
John Cusack John Cusack
Charlie Arglist
Billy Bob Thornton Billy Bob Thornton
Vic Cavanaugh
Brad Smith Brad Smith
Ronny
Ned Bellamy Ned Bellamy
Sidney
Connie Nielsen Connie Nielsen
Renata Crest
Mike Starr Mike Starr
Roy Gelles
T.J. Jagodowski T.J. Jagodowski
Officer Tyler


Written by
Richard Russo Richard Russo
(screenplay)
Robert Benton Robert Benton
(screenplay)


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16 years, 4 months ago at Oct 13 23:23
3 votes
One of the best films I've seen in a while. From its original and funny story to its all-star cast of actors, I enjoyed this movie from start to finish.

It basically follows Charlie [John Cusack] and his 'partner' Vic [Billy Bob], who together have successfully stolen over two million dollars from Charlie's boss. But, as they say, there's no such thing as the perfect crime.
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A moderately entertaining black comedy

15 years, 6 months ago at Jul 31 8:14
2 votes
"Christmas Eve. Ho ho fucking ho!"

At its heart, The Ice Harvest is a contemporary film noir, and a brutal thriller with splashes of black humour throughout. Director Harold Ramis is perhaps best remembered for the bespectacled nerd in Ghostbusters. Ramis made more of an impression as a director when he helmed such films as Groundhog Day and Analyze This. The director adopts a compl... read more

An average movie

12 years, 5 months ago at Aug 30 13:39
2 votes
Beforehand, I had never heard of this movie so I had no idea what to expect but I thought it could be a nice watch. Honestly, this flick really had some potential. Indeed, there was a good director (Harold Ramis), a pretty cool cast (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Platt) and the premise was actually pretty intriguing. Unfortunately, in spite of all those good promises, it ... read more
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A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Release date: 23 November 2005
Tags: Comedy (8), Crime (8), Drama (8), Christmas (5), Thriller (4), Holiday (4), Murder (4), Winter (4), Black Comedy (4), 2005 (4), Mystery (3), Heist (3), Betrayal (3), (2), August 2006 (2), 2000s (2), Dark Comedy (2), Noir (2), Film Noir (1), 2 Million Dollars (1)
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"Format: DVD Viewing: 2nd Thoughts: I was rifling through my DVD collection the other night, looking for some holiday fair when I stumbled across the Ice Harvest. Don't recall much about it other than it was a Christmas crime-comedy with Cusack and Billy Bob. So I figured this would be a solid choice. Man was I wrong. This is like a Coen Bros movie if you strip everything that makes it great from it. It just meanders along and nothing really exciting happens for the most part and worst of all, a "


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