The Frozen Ground (2013) Movie Review

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The Frozen Ground (2013)

2013 | R | Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Biography, History
105 minutes / 1h 45min

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The Frozen Ground Plot Synopsis:

Alaska Trooper Jack Holcombe believes Robert Hansen is a serial killer who abducts young girls, tortures and sexually assaults them, then kills them. But Holcombe doesn't have enough evidence to get a search warrant for Hansen's premises. Holcombe knows that one victim, Cyndy Paulsen, somehow survived, so he decides to seek her help, but he finds that she's now a junkie with trust issues. Holcombe has to earn her trust; meanwhile, Hansen is still hunting and killing girls.

The Frozen Ground (2013) Review

The Frozen Ground is written and directed by Scott Walker (Ordan’s Forest). This is the second movie that Scott directed and he did a phenomenal job executing it. The Frozen Ground is based on a true story about a search for Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen in the 1980’s.

Nicolas Cage (The Croods, Stolen, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) played Jack Halcombe and did an awesome job at it. I love almost all Cage movies and this is on my list to watch again. Jack is an Alaskan State Trooper who is determined to catch a serial killer who stalks, kidnaps, sexually assaults and murders women in Anchorage. Jack and his police force had to abide by the law to catch this murderer because they needed to provide the court with evidence that will sustain.

Vanessa Hudgens (Gimme Shelter, Machete Kills, Spring Breakers) also did a great job with her script as Cindy Paulson. Cindy is a victim who escaped the serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack - Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Adult World, The Numbers Station) and was conducive in identifying him in court. Robert is a married man with children and does not seem like a killer at all. Cindy on the other hand is a prostitute who claims that Robert, who is also known as Bob, kidnapped her and tied her up. No one believes her except Jack and Jack tries to gain her trust so she can help him convict Bob but Cindy is scared for her life and tries to leave Alaska.

There is female nude scenes, and several use of bad language. The movie is a sad movie to watch but it is very interesting and captivating. The Frozen Ground contains great scenery’s, sets and it was spectacular to my eyes to see the outdoor scenes. It was a great bonus for me to see the Alaska moose (you will have to look to see when Cindy sees it).

The end credits made me so sad to see some of his known victims. The movie overall touched me in so many ways. I feel it teaches so many important messages in life and although it might be disturbing to some viewers, I think people should give this movie a chance because of what it teaches.

  • The Frozen Ground Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.61
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • MetaCritic: 3.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.1

About The Frozen Ground 2013

Title: The Frozen Ground
Year: 2013
Runtime: 105 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Biography, History
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.81/5 stars from 50,607 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 50,607
MPAA Rating: R
The Frozen Ground Cast Starring: Nicolas Cage, Dean Norris, Kevin Dunn, Radha Mitchell, John Cusack, Kurt Fuller, Mark Rhino Smith, Brad William Henke, Christopher Murray, Jason Collins, Tim Lacatena, Vanessa Hudgens, Craig Blair, Michael McGrady, Ryan O'Nan, Brett Baker, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Lydia Hull, Bostin Christopher, Olga Valentina, Joshua Ball, Erin Lindsay King, Kiki Warren, Gloria King, Teresa Koop, Jekka Rodriguez, Cassandre Leigh, Jonathan Minton, Taylor Ann Tracy, Bryant Mainord
The Frozen Ground Writers: NA
The Frozen Ground Director: Scott Walker
Box Office: $89,515
Production: The Film Arcade
Language: English, French
Country: USA