The Iceman

No this isn’t a new Marvel film but the true story of a hitman, Richard Kuklinski played by Michael Shannon in a scarier role than General Zod in Man of Steel.

Kuklinski is a local hard man working in a film lab editing porno’s.  He is approached by the local gangster (Ray Liotta) to be one of his ‘guys’.  What he has to do to be ‘in’ with Liotta is quite sick but I found myself laughing which perhaps says something of me.  Kuklinski becomes one of the best in the business but due to a twist of fate he has to take early retirement from his job which he is very good at.  Unfortunately, for a man with his skills he soon teams up with a fellow hitman who drives an ice cream truck and the mad thing is his wife (Winona Ryder) hasn’t a clue.

Violent, well acted and an impeccable production set throughout different times (with the fashions to match).  The Iceman is truly a cinematic joy and another example that Shannon is one of the best actors around.

  • Starring Michael Shannon  Chris Evans  Ray Liotta  Winona Ryder  James Franco
  • Director Ariel Vromen
  • Distributor Lionsgate