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Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    May 5, 2014
    67
    In an era of predictably tweaked horror premises and haunted-house flicks with 10-dollar titles, a doggedly straightforward monster movie like Blood Glacier can feel refreshing, if not exactly fresh.
  2. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    May 1, 2014
    60
    Sometimes genre-based filmmakers don’t know how to make their material fun without making fun of their material, but that’s not a failing of Mr. Kren’s.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Apr 29, 2014
    60
    It's all rather familiar, but the key image of a glacier glazed over with something like gore proves majestic, and tension throbs throughout a scene of a scientist following his dog into a blood-veined tunnel inside that glacier.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Apr 29, 2014
    60
    Marvin Kren’s enjoyable if ephemeral horror movie gets by for a while on its dopey premise.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    May 1, 2014
    50
    Unfortunately, this low budget chiller is unable to capture the same kind of awe and terror that made "The Thing" so powerful, although its attempt to be more character-based and emphasis on practical effects is somewhat admirable. Somewhat.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 30, 2014
    50
    Director Marvin Kren delivers a lot of cheap scares, but the film doesn’t approach the dread-soaked suspense of the 1982 version of “The Thing.”
  7. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    May 2, 2014
    38
    Blood Glacier is too sleepy to do anything with its guano-stirring premise. Yes, there are crazy-go-nutty monsters in the film, but you seldom get to see them as they sadly are not the focus of Blood Glacier.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Apr 27, 2014
    38
    The film straddles a very awkward line between creature feature, conspiracy thriller, and domestic drama, all without novelty or suspense.
  9. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 1, 2014
    20
    The film’s monsters are so unconvincing that director Marvin Kren has no choice but to hide them as much as possible via rapid-fire editing and violent shaky-cam, relying on his actors to fill in the gaps with hysterical screaming.

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