• Sven Rump

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sven Rump 25 Oct, 2014 2

    A darkly comic and brilliantly written - as well as acted - take on seventies American suburbia during and/or around the era of Nixon's downfall.

    Ang Lee's The Ice Storm is a brilliant piece of work that is a expertly structured story revolving around the Thanksgiving holiday that always needs to be happy but so often really isn't.

    The story, which really is more of a canvas for a wide range of emotions and actions to be displayed by all…

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  • Carlos

    ★★★★ Added by Carlos

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  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★★ Watched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 18 Oct, 2014

    "The Ice Storm Cometh"! Man, this is an awesome title, so maybe Ang Lee is finally embracing his Chinese roots and doing an honest-to-goodness martial arts action film... right? I guess someone saw "Ride with the Devil" after all, and figured that Lee was capable of doing action films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", because he's always done these kind of intimate, human dramas, even when he had to start appealing to the ignorant Americans. You Brits had your turn…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 14 Oct, 2014 2

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #426

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Thrice now, Ang Lee has struck me in places I never knew existed; first with Life of Pi, then with Brokeback Mountain, now with The Ice Storm. I am now going to provide in this entry a thorough review, as this is another one of those films that I need time and another viewing to fully appreciate its narrative and thematic intentions; everywhere I look during The Ice Storm's…

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  • Baseball Baseball

    Watched by Baseball Baseball 12 Oct, 2014

    I've stopped giving stars but this film deserves every star.

    I have one complaint about this film. Literally one. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that never happens. The complaint is this: rarely does a voice-over contribute to a film, especially in non-"genre" films. The short voice-over at the beginning is totally unnecessarily. I can think of numerous ways to communicate this same information. But it's not such a big deal. It's done and forgotten about.

    Besides…

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  • MsStackattack

    ★★★★ Watched by MsStackattack 08 Oct, 2014

    Cohabiting with strangers.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 30 Mar, 2014

    Rating: B

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  • Chris Stanton

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chris Stanton 26 Sep, 2014

    The Ice Storm clearly has some of the best costume design and art direction ever, not to mention solid performances (Adam Hann-Byrd and Elijah Wood were my favorites) and an absolutely devastating ending. The storm itself is beautifully realized and the film is worth seeing for it alone. Ang Lee has shown he's proficient in any genre he takes on.

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  • Samuel

    ★★★½ Watched by Samuel 24 Sep, 2014

    The Ice Storm is really great till the final act which got way too melodramatic. To me it felt like the writer just thought "Uhh, it's the final act, something dramatic should happen, right?" and almost ruined the movie completely for me. It's too bad because until the last 15 minutes this is very well directed and written. Ang Lee has HUGE range as a director.

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  • Matthew Vallée

    ★★★ Watched by Matthew Vallée 13 Sep, 2014

    This film was beautifully shot with cinematography that gave it an almost haunting quality which made it feel like a quiet thriller without actually being a thriller. The atmospheric setting was the perfect backdrop for the intertwining stories of two dysfunctional families. All of the secrets happening behind closed doors made the story quite captivating. While each character was only given a little screen time all of the performances were excellent and together each story arc worked to form a very intriguing drama.

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  • Jack Cox

    ★★★½ Watched by Jack Cox 19 Sep, 2014

    Let's get the obvious out of the way about the Ice Storm, this is a stunningly beautiful film. Frederick Elmes, erstwhile collaborator with David Lynch beautifully photographs and lights this film. The Costume Design by Carol Oditz really captures the period perfectly. Mark Friedberg does a terrific job with the Production Design along with Bob Shaw and Stephanie Carol as the Art Director and Set Decorator. When I was watching this movie I thought some of the design screamed Mad…

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  • Adam Cadre

    ★★ Rewatched by Adam Cadre 24 May, 2010

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