Thin Ice 2012 R CC

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(30) IMDb 6.3/10
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Greg Kinnear plays a down-on-his-luck insurance salesman who cleverly tries to swindle one of his unassuming clients (Alan Arkin) out of a rare and valuable violin, setting off a series of dramatic and unforeseen consequences.

Starring:
Greg Kinnear, John Paul Gamoke
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Thin Ice

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Jill Sprecher
Starring Greg Kinnear, John Paul Gamoke
Supporting actors David Harbour, Jennifer Edwards-Hughes, Scott Crouch, Peter Moore, Michelle Hutchison, James Detmar, Michael Paul Levin, Kathryn Lawrey, Joe Minjares, Michelle Arthur, Peter Thoemke, Alan Arkin, Lea Thompson, Bob Balaban, Alan Johnson, Alec George, Billy Crudup, Tony Papenfuss
Studio Fox
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Good comedy crime drama.
The Movie Guy
I still did not like any of the characters so why should I care, either in spite of or because of the ending?
G. Price
As your watching you try to fiqure out whats going on,great twist at the end.
J. Feraco

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
"I said no cops, why doesn't anybody listen." Mickey Prohaska (Kinnear) is a down on his luck insurance salesman stuck in Wisconsin. After finding out that a new client of his has a rare violin worth over $25,000 he thinks his problems are solved. When he finally finds a way to get it and sell it an unstable locksmith (Crudup) shows up and changes everything. This is a good movie but really could have been better. This is kind of a mix between "Ice Harvest" and "Fargo" but not quite as good as those. I have thought that Greg Kinnear is one of the most underrated actors and this is another fine performance. The only problem is that the entire movie seemed a little flat and was really lacking excitement. I'm not saying that this not a good movie, it is worth watching and I enjoyed it but it was missing something. The thing that really helped the movie was the end. I really liked the twist and that made the movie better then it could have been. Overall, a flat movie with good acting that is saved by the ending. I give it a B.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 25, 2012
Format: DVD
I am a big fan of mysteries and intrigue, and when I heard this movie related to a Hitchcock film, I knew that I needed to watch this for myself to see what I thought. In watching the film I would have to say that the start of the movie drags a bit as you are getting some of the back story. That being said, the movie does quicken as it moves along and I was impressed with some of the twists and turns that the writers and director take the viewer on. The acting was strong and as a fan of both Kinnear and Arkin, I have to say that they both did a superb job with their characters. The movie was fun and enjoyable and I sat on the edge of my seat waiting for the next card to fall and for the mystery to be revealed and you will too!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine Ahearn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 18, 2012
Format: DVD
I have always loved anything Hitchcock mysteries, which many stories have started out slow, just like in this movie. But sometimes, that may be done on purpose to gradually build up the suspense, until it becomes intense. The story is intriguing from start to finish, has a Great cast, and a good ending. Throughout the movie, it has many twists-and-turns to hold your interest, which it did for me. Highly Recommended for mystery lovers who enjoy lots of Suspense!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE 'Older Than Dirt' Time Traveller TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 8, 2013
Format: DVD
This little "indie" film about an insurance agent that gets what he deserves. Or does he?
You'll just have to watch THIS one all the way to the very end! You WON't see IT coming!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FLYFISHINGMOLLY on March 16, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this starts out a little slow, I was going too change the channel , its a good thing that I didn't................this was full of twists and turns!! a whole lot of underhanded , bad stuff going on!
with a "think about it twice " ending!
you must see this movie........great actors! AN AWESOME PLOT! I had too buy this one! it was that good.
barbie hall
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on July 17, 2012
Format: DVD
Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a Wisconsin insurance agent and motivational speaker who is down on his luck. His main problem is that he lacks integrity. This gets him in trouble as "you can't cheat an honest man." His wife (Lea Thompson) has given him the boot. Mickey has a scheme to rob an unsuspecting retired farmer (Alan Arkin) of a valuable violin he has laying around the house. Unfortunately Mickey needs the help of an unscrupulous psychotic home alarm installer (Billy Crudup) to pull the caper off. Things don't go as planned...

One of the problems of this film is that it has similarities to "Fargo." I kept making comparisons in my mind and discovered Greg Kinnear is no William H. Macy; Billy Crudup is no Steve Buscemi. In spite of that, the film is worth watching for its own merits. The plot starts out plausible and slowly inches its way toward the bizarre. The film made clever use of dialouge and the violin soundtrack. The film is better if you can watch it without thinking about "Fargo." Sorry I mentioned it.

Good comedy crime drama.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, near oral sex, no nudity.
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By Pinky on June 16, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
saw this on TV and decided to get it for my kids - they absolutely love it! it's funny and has a really great twist to it - buy it, rent it, download - but be sure to watch it!
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By Howard Tritz on May 30, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a real con plot, I was fooled right up to the end. The old man was surely the ring leader. Compares favorably with old con movies like STING. I do not watch many movies but if they were all as good as this one I would be a hopeless movie addict.
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