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4.0 out of 5 stars Why are so many people down on this flick?
As a fan of John Cusack, and a fan of FARGO-ish dark caper comedies, this was a perfect combo -- lean, smart, and entertaining. I have no idea why so many people seem to LOATHE this movie.

This is easily the best flick Cusack has been in since 2000's HIGH FIDELITY and the wait was painful. His character is a bit of a throwback to his role in THE GRIFTERS, but...
Published on February 7, 2006 by Arthur Martin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Typical Christmas Eve
This is a VERY funny film, but in an intelligent, understated way. 95% of the humor lies in John Cusack's small side comments and the quirky little facial expressions by him and character actors like Ned Bellamy, who plays Sidney, a club bartender. Oliver Platt is extremely funny, too, as the main character's best friend...who happens to be obnoxiously (and hilariously)...
Published on July 28, 2006 by Greg Robertson


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why are so many people down on this flick?, February 7, 2006
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Arthur Martin "arthurpewty" (Toledo, OH United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
As a fan of John Cusack, and a fan of FARGO-ish dark caper comedies, this was a perfect combo -- lean, smart, and entertaining. I have no idea why so many people seem to LOATHE this movie.

This is easily the best flick Cusack has been in since 2000's HIGH FIDELITY and the wait was painful. His character is a bit of a throwback to his role in THE GRIFTERS, but with a hint of additional warmth.

Admittedly, this movie was marketed all wrong. Advertising this Coen-brothers-like neo-noir as being from "The director of GROUNDHOG DAY and CADDYSHACK" is like advertising MUNICH as being from "The director of 1941 and JAWS." Sure, it's true, but it gives people the wrong expectation.

I say, give it a shot.
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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Noir and Noel and Nuance: Excellent Movie, Entertaining Backstory, March 2, 2006
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This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
This is more than just another last-man-standing suitcase-full-of-money movie.

John Cusack plays an everyman, a lawyer who has sold out to the values of corporate corruption. With mixed feelings, he steals over two million dollars from the local mob on Christmas Eve, then plans with Billy Bob Thornton to make a break for it later on Christmas Day.

The mob boss (Randy Quaid) finds out and sends a hit man to get his money back, and the movie plot is about John Cusack trying to avoid getting killed by them.

The movie has been pretty much panned by almost every critic to review it, although Roger Ebert praised it enough for three stars. I loved it and loved the book before it. I realize that I am in a small minority in this regard.

What makes THE ICE HARVEST work for me is its noir blend of saltiness and satire, its mixture of comedy and karma.

The comedy here is based upon the hypocrisy of Christmas in this era of corruption and greed. All of the liars and killers and thieves in this movie talk about Christmas, about being home opening up presents with their kids. If you don't get that, I guess you won't see the comedy. It is nice that it is set in Wichita, Kansas, especially if you have read Thomas Frank's WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?

The opening graffiti above the urinal, "As Wichita Falls Falls, So Falls Wichita Falls," is a repeated line of jazz that caused an existential crisis for the film's French translator who had trouble distinguishing between "falls" as a noun and "falls" as a verb with a misplaced execution, Wichita Falls not being in Kansas but in Texas.

The author of this blood red graffiti is not revealed until the end of the film, at which time its coded karmic message seems clear, "what goes around, comes around," or "as ye sow, so shall ye reap."

The backstory segments are generous and entertaining, including a segment where the movie is discussed by book author Scott Phillips and the screenplay authors, Robert Benton and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, author of STRAIGHT MAN and EMPIRE FALLS.

John Cusack is endearing as an everyman who has gone too far with a fantasy and now is just trying to survive.

Billy Bob Thornton is menacing as Vic. His idea of winning is the American way, giving lip-service to religion and humanist values while embracing ruthless materialism.

Oliver Platt plays a jolly-faced loser, John Cusack's hapless doppeldinger, addicted to sexual conquests and alcohol, now married to Cusack's former wife. He seems to be an extention of the drunks who played in GROUNDHOG DAY.

Connie Nielsen vamps it up, a cross between Lauren Bacall and Veronica Lake. She's a tribute to a different era, like the femme fatale in WHO'S AFRAID OF ROGER RABBIT?, not really bad, just drawn that way. The book fills the character out more and speculates more on her background as an abused woman who learned how to survive, a hardened refugee from the war in Bosnia.

Randy Quaid is terrific as a capitalistic Christian mob boss murderer, sad to be doing business when he could be home celebrating Christ's birthday.

This movie has fun poking fun, with style and karma, with a moral and a motto. As Jon Stewart says, "IN GOD WE TRUST" is our motto, and we place it where it can be read on every dollar bill in this film, "right where Jesus would have wanted it."
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Meets Noir, April 27, 2006
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This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
If you're dreaming of a black Christmas try putting this DVD in your player for a few hours of entertainment. But be forewarned: it won't be for everyone. If you're a fan of John Cusack (specifically if you really, really, really loved GROSSE POINTE BLANK) then you'll probably enjoy the dark comedy flooding this film.

Harold Ramis steps outside his normal feel-good comedies (ANALYZE THIS, etc.) and jumps headlong onto the dark side. Having the look and feel of a Cohen Brothers noir film, Ramis chose to incorporate old themes (good-looking but flawed guy falls for even more flawed girl while trying to pull a fast one) but did so using an updated script.

The film opens with Charlie (Cusack), a lawyer for the local mob in Wichita Falls, stealing two-million dollars from "The Boss" and meeting up with his partner Vic (Billy Bob Thornton, BAD SANTA). They plan to leave the city in the morning but a horrendous ice storm hits town and life on the roads (and in general) becomes slippery and dangerous. A recurring poetic verse keeps popping up, too: "As Wichita Falls, So Falls Wichita Falls." Charlie keeps seeing it written everywhere. But who's the author and what does it mean?

We quickly learn that Vic is as morally bankrupt as a person can get and has no intentions of sharing the ill-gotten funds with Charlie (are they really ill-gotten if you steal them from the mob?) But thrown into the mix is a beautiful femme fatal named Renata (Connie Nielsen, GLADIATOR). She runs a strip club in town but has an unusual attraction to Charlie, Vic and money. But which will win out?

When mob boss Bill Gerard (Randy Quaid, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) discovers the theft, he puts a thug named Roy (Mike Starr, KNOCKAROUND GUYS) onto Charlie and Vic's tails. But when even that fails to pull Charlie and Vic in, the boss is forced to deal with the two thieves himself.

The karma here is as dark as dark can get, but also amazingly funny. When Randy Quaid waves his gun around at a few of the characters and complains that he should be at home with his kids celebrating "the birth of God", it's actually quite funny in a very irrational way. Worrying more about money than the message a holiday like Christmas is supposed to represent fills every moment of screen time. Are they that far off when compared with the message of modern consumerism in December? Ouch.

Watching the two additional alternate endings on the DVD made me thankful that they chose the theatrically released one; the other two were flat-out TOO dark. But the ending here will make you both laugh out loud and cringe.

This movie was universally panned by film critics, which makes me sad that they couldn't see the humor associated with our counter-culture.

Oh yes, and the "As Wichita Falls, So Falls Wichita Falls" verse. It's fairly nonsensical, but only in a way that makes perfect sense. Understand? No. Watch the film and learn.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Charlie, I hate to say this but you're a nice guy"..."I'm sorry to hear you say that...", March 5, 2006
This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
First a disclosure--this film isn't for everyone. This is sort of the anti-"It's a Wonderful Life". There are always great movies that are lost in the shuffle of holiday releases. Somehow this fine film was overlooked during the holidays. No word of mouth, no buzz and no worthwhile advertising heralded this films arrival. Lucky for you and me we have DVD to save this film from having to be rediscovered in ten or twenty years as one of the funniest film noirs to come out in years and one of the best films of 2005. Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) plots the perfect crime-stealing $2 million from his boss with his partner Vic (Billy Bob Thornton) that goes horribly wrong in this black comedy set on Christmas Eve. Charlie believes that the perfect crime can be committed as long as you have character something that Charlie admits he can't have otherwise why would he be committing this crime? In the meantime he has to deal with his drunk buddy Pete (Oliver Platt) who has married his ex-wife, a lawyer who is being blackmailed for a photo of his indiscretion and a mob heavy looking for him that Charlie suspects knows all about his planned heist. Thank God this project came along as I was afraid that one of our generation's great comedic leading men was going to continue to be wasted in projects like "Must like Dogs". Ramis manages to capture just the right note desperation, comedy and madness that infect all of these unhappy people on what is supposed to be the warmest night of the year.

The chilly surface of the film is captured perfectly here. The cool looking surface of the film mirrors the subject matter. Detail and clarity are exceptional. The 5.1 presentation sounds quite nice but keep in mind that this is a comedy with action not an action comedy. There's a difference-the former focuses primarily on highlighting the dialogue the latter the explosions. The film is available by the way in both a 1.85:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 full screen presentation.

The special features are pretty good. "Cracking the Ice" features screenwriters Robert Benton ("Kramer vs. Kramer", "Places in the Heart"), Richard Russo ("Nobody's Fool," "Empire Falls") and novelist Scott Phillips discussing the creation of the story covering it from a unique angle-from the moment that Philips came up with the idea for the novel through the adaptation process for Ramis' film. Benton discovered the book recommended it to Russo. The three writers interview each other. Interestingly both Benton and Russo thought it was perfect for a film while Phillips felt it was not good material for a film despite the fact that he had spent months previously to writing it working on screenplays.

"Beneath the Harvest" features director Ramis, producer Ron Yerxa, actors Connie Nielsen, John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton discussing what the film is about and what attracted them to the project. Ramis is the most interesting of the group revealing what attracts him to comedies like this (let's just say it's a dark philosophy). Cusack focuses much more on what he liked about playing Charlie his character in the film and what drew him to playing such an unfortunate character. One of my favorite actors Oliver Platt mentions what he feels is the core of the story and what makes it work so well. Interestingly Ramis came to the project AFTER the script was written and admits he went back to read the novel after he read the screenplay. While he loved the screenplay he wanted to see if there was anything the writers had missed (probably the writer in him talking) and found that they had captured it perfectly. It's a solid "making of" featurette although nothing spectacular.

"Analysis of a Scene" is pretty self explanatory discussing the difficulty in creating one scene involving the lake. The scene was central and crucial to the success of the film. Ramis and the producers had their team create a mini-lake that they digitally enhanced for the sequence. They all knew though that they needed to have a physical location to sell the scene beyond the digital enhancements. They used melted paraffin to crate the look of the ice in the scene making it easier (and safer to shoot the sequence). We also have a very funny outtake where Thornton plays the scene in his character of Carl from "Sling Blade".

Ramis provides an amusing blow-by-blow commentary track that's quite amusing. Strangely you can access his commentary tracks via both the special features menu and language but can't turn it off via both menus. The special features are great for this set my only complaint is that you can't turn on and off the commentary track via your remote (something I like to do if I've just watched a scene and want a scene specific commentary) via your remote. Other than that whomever Universal hired to do the special features did a exceptional job overall.

A suspenseful black comedy that lost its way into the glut of holiday releases, we're lucky to have home video to appreciate this terrific black comedy. This is truly a gem of a film. Yes, it's cynical and dark but it's funny as hell. Ramis has crafted the antithesis of "It's a Wonderful Life". It's a tonic for the dark soul and funny bone regardless of the type of year you watch it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True John Cusack Movie, March 19, 2006
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It always seems to rain in John Cusack movies and in this noir movie about a jaded but good at heart mob lawyer trying to rob 2 million dollars from his ruthless boss it never stops raining on a bleak Kansas Christmas Eve. This is a dark comedy with graphic violence not for the faint of heart. But the satiric take on human cupidity highlights the absurdist position of our modern experience of Christmas where relentless,soul- exhausting commercialism overwhelms the sacred. John Cusack reprises his weary everyman who wanders through this night of duplicity and violence effortlessly maintaining his good guy humanity, while being totally unsuprised by every twist of betrayal. Wonderful performances by Platt, Thornton, Nielsen,and Quaid. No one portrays existential disillusionment better than Cusack, and there is a seamless line from Loyd Dobbler ( Say Anything ), through Gross Pointe Blank, and even High Fidelity to this movie and character. Numbing himself with booze, and traipsing from one strip club to another thru this story Cusack's character still hopes for an out ( possibly even Love ), and betrays himself by going out of his way to be kind to others. In a true Cusack movie conscience, loyalty, and a capacity for love enable the hero to overcome his own failings and achieve redemption against the forces of amorality, indifference, and absurdity . This is a great dark comedy , and absolutely part of the Cusack cannon. You will not regret the purchase, and repeated viewings are necessary to appreciate all of the nuances.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A neo noir in the same vein as Fargo, February 27, 2006
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This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
Right from the opening shot director Harold Ramis establishes the icy coldness of the film's wintery, mid-western setting. It's a shot of John Cusack huddled in a long, black coat, bracing himself against a chilly wind in such a way that you can almost feel the cold, it is that tangible. The opening credits play over a montage of establishing shots that show off the geography of the city through a gun metal blue filter. Ramis knows how to create the right atmosphere as Charlie goes from one murky, seedy bar to the next.

The Ice Harvest is done in the same tradition as other anti-Christmas movies like The Ref and Bad Santa but perhaps its closest cinematic cousin is Fargo in the way the violence is depicted: surprisingly awkward, bloody and brutal. Ramis refreshingly moves away from predictable fare like Analyze This and Analyze That with this off-kilter crime comedy. It's a movie that doesn't follow the usual beats. For example, the actual crime takes place before the film even starts. Charlie and Vic are supposed to be partners in crime and yet we rarely see them together until 50 minutes into the movie.

Ramis constantly subverts our expectations at every turn. The fun of this kind of movie is trying to anticipate the various plot twists and the surprises as characters reveal their true nature. One thing that is true about neo noirs, they rarely end well and Charlie is going to have to navigate very dangerous waters if he's going to survive the night. The Ice Harvest follows an unpredictable trajectory with Charlie as the only constant.

There are two alternate endings, both in which things don't turn out so well for Charlie. The first one is much more haunting while the other reunites Charlie, Vic and Renata and is not as strong.

"Outtake with Billy Bob Thornton" is an amusing take on a scene with Cusack where Thornton reprises his Carl character from Sling Blade (1996) much to everyone's amusement.

"Cracking the Story" features a conversation between screenwriters Richard Russo and Robert Benton and author Scott Phillips. It's a spirited, informative and entertaining discussion.

"Beneath the Harvest" is a standard if not informative making of featurette that mixes cast and crew soundbites with clips from the movie. There is also some decent, on-location footage including shooting a scene on a very cold, rainy night.

"Ice Cracking: Analysis of a Scene" examines the icy lake scene - the centerpiece of the movie. It shows how the filmmakers created a lake, the ice in it and so on.

Finally, there is an audio commentary with director Ramis. He does occasionally delve into some character motivations and the film's themes. This is an okay track but Ramis could have used another participant to fill in some of the lulls.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Christmas, September 12, 2006
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Another kind of Christmas story, not the family kind. Two men steal money from the local mafia. The story covers about 12 hours from dusk of Christmas eve to dawn of Christmas morning. The weather is abysmal. The location is Wichita. Cusack is an alcoholic lawyer with a failed family background. Platt is a friend, now married to Cusack's former wife, and deeply desperate about it. Thornton is Cusack's co-thief with plenty of other agendas.
I had liked the book by Scott Philips. Then I saw the film in a movie theater, and watched it again some time later on DVD. I think it is a great piece of slow sarcastic violent Noir with superb acting by Cusack, Thornton and Platt. The dialogues are outstanding. Some people writing reviews here must have been in a different show or must have been looking for an action thriller. Tough luck, guys.
It is essentially a story about middle-aged men and their strange behaviour around money and women. Its humour is not of the slapstick kind, it is slow and very dark.
Cusack is the center, with Thornton and Platt as main planets. Cusack is outstanding as the loser who hasn't quite given up, but is permanently on the verge of it. Their mafia opponent says of him and Thornton: the one is a prick with no brains, the other a brain with no prick. Slightly misjudged as far as Cusack's character is concerned.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely entertaining with good special features, March 26, 2006
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Gruesomely funny film noir is not my favorite genre (though I enjoy Jim Thompson, to whose novels this story owes a lot); but I am a John Cusack fan, which prompted me to see this. Pleasantly surprised, I not only watched the whole film with full attention and the occasional laugh-out-loud, but also watched both alternative endings and all the other special features. Director Harold Ramis has some interesting things to say about independent films and directing in general. As Billy Bob Thornton says in one of the special features, this film isn't about to change anyone's life; it's about entertainment. And it accomplishes that objective with plenty of existential anti-holiday angst to spare.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Darkly Hilarious 'Ice Harvest' Better Than It Looks, November 26, 2005
There's cute dark comedy (like "Ghost World") and then there's pitch black dark comedy. "The Ice Harvest" is the latter. It is a vile, profane, violent movie. And that's why I love it. Or almost do. By the end of "The Ice Harvest" almost every single main onscreen character in the film has died a brutal, and in most cases prolonged, death. There is harldy one likeable character in the movie, and the only one that is mildly likeable is killed off very early on. "Bad Santa", a movie with a similar premise, was similarly dark, and more profane by a long shot. But it was less violent and had more funny moments. That movie also starred Billy Bob Thorton, but he was the main character in that movie. In this one, he gets hardly any screen time until the second half. John Cusack is good in his performance, but many will wonder why someone successful as his character would do something as stupid as his character does in this movie. The movie has alot of very noticeable plot holes, though. Imeediately noticeable, unfortunately. In one scene a police officer is killed and his partner is out in the squad car. Would the other one not come in to investigate after a while? Another, when the single surviving character gets the money, occurs towards the end of the movie. Alright, so you live in a small Kansas town. You just stole $2 million, you have a stolen car, and there are ten or more bodies that you had something to do with the death of? Wouldn't the police come after you? Not according to this movie. There are alot of dark moments here. Others are pitch black in their presentation. Yet, there are moments that are hilarious and not dark at all. One scene that is particularly funny was one in which Oliver Platt's character is convinced one of his testicles has retreated into his body because of a fight he just got into. He eventually persuades Cusack's chracter to bounce him up and down until it, um, returns home. And nothing is funnier that hearing Oliver Platt scream in front of several police officers "Charlie! Charlie! Three times fast! That should get it out!" There is another absoloutely hilarious scene where Platt tells a bartender what she'll be wearing in his fantasy about her. Connie Nielsen is great as Renata, a strip club owner who can't understand why "just because it's Christmas people can't look at my strippers!"

The movie centers around Charlie Arglist (Cusack), a high powered mob lawyer and his friend Vic (Thornton), a pornography salesman. They decide to steal $2 million from Charlie's boss, Bill Geurrard (Randy Quaid). They get the money (in fact the movie begins with that) and the two decide to meet up later in the night at Vic's strip club, the Velvet Touch. Over the seven hour period of time that must elapse before either of them can meet and get out of town, Vic goes to the fanciest restaurant in town and then home. Charlie has a more interesting night (at first glance) and drinks himself into a stupor. He goes to the Sweet Cage, Renata's strip bar, and hits on Renata. Then he goes to the restaurant Vic is at and meets up with Pete (Platt) and gets even more drunk. Then he goes to Pete's house, where a fight between the entire family takes place and Charlies kids, (Charlie used to be married to Sarabeth, who's now Pete's wife), also present, tear him to pieces. Both leave the house and go to another bar. At this time, Charlie realizes something is amiss and tries to make contact with Vic. See, one of Bill's henchmen has been following Charlie in and out of bars all night. Charlie panics and goes to the Velvet Touch early, where he finds a severed finger in a vice that may or may not be Vic's, as well as other torture tools (scissors and a scalpel). Charlie fears the worst and goes over to Vic's house, where he himself has had an unbelievable run in with the thug. Charlie goes back to Renata's bar and gives her a gift he has had for her all night, and she finds out about Charlie's plan. If it sounds like I'm giving too much away, I'm not. The real important stuff doesn't happen until the end, I will not even attempt to explain it.

The reason I won't attempt explaining it is because it's so in depth and so twisty that I would need to see the movie again to get it. In that lies where "The Ice Harvest", up until now a brilliant and dark noirish story, turns into a roller coaster full of twists and jolting curves. Someone will double cross someone, only to be double crossed by another person, who triple crosses another guy, and the first guy ends up getting stabbed. This movie suffers mainly from not knowing what it wants to be or what it is. At one moment it's a parody of noir movies, like "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and just as broad. The next moment it is serious, dark, and still pretty damn funny. Randy Quaid's role is tiny, and that is a good thing. The end could have been so stylish if Hammy Quaid (both the meat and the acting style) hadn't, um, hammed it up so badly. Then there are the cliches, only two or three, suprisingly, but women are refferred to as 'dames', and spend most of the finally tied up (or are strippers). Then there is a sort of cool but ultimately predictable scene (that we've seen many a time) where a man shoots a person that is leaning against in the chest, only to have the person, as they fall back dead, cut the shooters throat. On accident, of course, but it's old. That brings up another one of my gripes. The violence that dominates the third act of the movie is by no means gratuitous, it's just horrendously graphic for a movie like this. A movie of this sort does not need action-movie-style blood spurting. Not that it's hard to watch, it isn't. It's entertaining in the way it's presented, but just a little too graphic, two times in particular. The violence in "Bad Santa" was not bad at all, and actually quite brief. One of the many contrasts between the two sort of similar movies. The movie will inevitable remind some of "Fargo" because of the murder and mayhem like plot, but it reminded me a little of "Bad Santa". "The Ice Harvest" was a good, darkly hilarious movie. It is a whole lot better than the previews make it look. It's a good movie, sure to become a cult classic, as "Bad Santa" did. But it's not for everyone, that's certain.

Director: Harold Ramis

Length: 88 minutes (1 hour 28 minutes)

MPAA Rating: R for Violence (several bloody shootings, a couple drownings, a few stabbings, implied torture, a severed thumb, gruesome scene with a corpse wrapped in plastic being shoved into a car trunk, fights, including severly broken fingers and references to other broken bones), Language (the usual amount of F-words and its derivatives for this sort of movie, as well as more traditional swear words), and Sexuality/Nudity (sexual references, several brief sex scenes, all in videos shown in the background of the strip bar scenes, topless and semi-naked strippers, subplot about a picture of a local political figure in an "uncomfortable position" with his mistress, but it is only glimpsed very very briefly.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very dark humor, September 24, 2006
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This review is from: The Ice Harvest (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
In Wichita Kansas, John Cusack is a lawyer and Billy Bob Thornton a strip club owner who both work for a criminal played by Randy Quaid. Cusack figures out a way for them to steal 2 million dollars from Quaid. It's Christmas eve and they are about to get away with their money until Quaid's muscle shows up looking for them. Cusack is panicking a little, but Thornton assures him everything is all right which of course it isn't. Cusack eventually meets up with Thornton to take care of everything and that's when the twists and turns begin. There are also some funny scenes with Oliver Platt as a drunken, depressed friend of Cusack's and Connie Neilsen plays a woman Cusack would like to be with.

You can see some of the movie's twists coming a mile away but the very dark humor and great performances keep you hooked to the Ice Harvest. This is a beautiful looking movie, very nicely shot and directed. Cusack adds his usual depth to his character and Thornton always plays a slick lowlife well.
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