• crawzxly

    Watched by crawzxly 30 Jan, 2016

    For a while near the beginning I worried this was shaping up to be an excessively noble, Crash-esque ensemble-tapestry with multiple cross-cutting storylines that all come to bear on one another and eventually deliver some big, important message. Indeed, this movie does consist of an interconnected ensemble whose constituents come to bear on themselves--and includes a number of other elements that sometimes call to mind American Beauty, which was released two years after this movie, to greater fanfare and more…

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  • Will Levinger

    ★★★½ Watched by Will Levinger 30 Jan, 2016

    Gonna need to rewatch, but a masterful job of establishing and maintaining tone. I'm stuck between 3 and 3.5 on this one, but I can't really identify flaws with it the way I can usually find them with other films I rate in this area. I felt like I missed out on catharsis that I needed, like there just wasn't that final little something that makes this a great movie.

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  • jto111

    ★★★½ Added by jto111

    A really strong character drama from director Ang Lee.

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  • Jcherry5

    ★★ Watched by Jcherry5 25 Aug, 2015

    Often times when watching a movie for the first time I will give it a fair running time of about twenty to thirty minutes to capture my interest before my mind puts it into a storage folder. Defined as the graveyard of irrelevant movies where neglected and meager storytelling go to die. The Ice storm unfortunately wasn’t able to escape this fate as it failed to obtain my interest.


    The plot of the film or vague structure of it takes…

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  • Jason Bally

    ★★★★ Added by Jason Bally

    I'm not sure there is a likable character in the whole movie, it's also slow and methodical, but I was riveted the whole way. There are a number of outstanding performances in this. Hard to believe that "key" parties went out of style...

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  • Wilson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Wilson 24 Jan, 2016

    I love everything about The Ice Storm apart from the film. I love the setting; the John Updike-style upper middle classes, based around social conventions, affairs, guilt, family. The early 1970s, where everyone is trying to live up the sense of the time, while Richard Nixon's downfall is happening in the background. The kids no longer respect Thanksgiving, Vietnam is occurring. I love the performances, especially those of Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and Joan Allen. It is a great adult…

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  • juliannemooree

    ★★★★★ Watched by juliannemooree 23 Jan, 2016

    SiGODney Weaver just fuck me up

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  • Cedric B

    ★★★★ Watched by Cedric B 11 Jan, 2016

    Ang Lee beautifully photographs a wonderful drama focusing on the integrity of love and slippery (or should I say icy) slope of lust, and morbidly cleanses the destructive events with an ice storm that is both ominous and magical. The storm is effectively implemented with subtle foreshadowing, a non-approach towards divine intervention, and an unforgiving, deadly mood by the cinematography.

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  • Alan Jarvis

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Alan Jarvis 09 Jan, 2016

    Icy by name, icy by nature. Ang Lee brings his particular brand of reticence to this tall of life in a prosperous small town in Connecticut. The adults are settling for a life of rather joyless hedonism, the children are growing up much too quickly. Neither are happy. The acting superb, ditto the costumes and general film making.

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  • Anthony Elmore

    ★★★★ Watched by Anthony Elmore 26 Nov, 2015

    A shockingly heartwarming family tale. Get it?...Shocking.

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  • Fahima Al Farabi

    ★★★★★ Added by Fahima Al Farabi

    "And that's what it is to come from a family, if you analyze it closely. Each of them is negative matter for the other ones. And that's what dying is -- dying is when your family, which is in fact your personal negative matter from which you emerge -- it's when the family takes you back, thus hurling you back into negative space..."

    ওপেনিং এর এই মনোলগের মধ্যেই এং লি-র ছবিটির সারাংশ খুঁজে পাওয়া যায়। 'আইস স্টর্ম' মূলত একটি পারিবারিক…

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  • jack_ptafan15

    ★★★★½ Added by jack_ptafan15

    That ending…. wow.

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