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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 66
  2. Negative: 13 out of 66
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  1. Nov 28, 2010
    10
    This was, without question, one of the most terrifying and suspenseful movies I have ever seen. I have rarely been this affected by a thriller. I am stupefied by the negative reviews here from professional and amateur critics alike. "Bad acting"? You have got to be kidding me; these actors were amazing. They made the dread, extreme fear, terror, and horror so real and so visceral that IThis was, without question, one of the most terrifying and suspenseful movies I have ever seen. I have rarely been this affected by a thriller. I am stupefied by the negative reviews here from professional and amateur critics alike. "Bad acting"? You have got to be kidding me; these actors were amazing. They made the dread, extreme fear, terror, and horror so real and so visceral that I had to take a few breaks while watching it because it was almost unendurable. Shot entirely on location, in freezing weather, this film literally made me feel as though I were going through what the characters were experiencing. There is only a small amount of gore, and it isn't gratuitous in the least; most of what's gory happens off-screen while the camera focuses on the reactions of the helpless others. Kudos to the entire cast and crew for doing spectacular work on what can only have been a challenging shoot, to say the least. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2011
    10
    The actors are all great. its the characters that are bland. I almost thought this film was stupid and then I realized its genius... this film is about how Americans are stupid and entitled and have no problem solving skills are basically uneducated and just react to fear. its like funny games. its a big metaphor for how most people in america are incapable of looking at a problem andThe actors are all great. its the characters that are bland. I almost thought this film was stupid and then I realized its genius... this film is about how Americans are stupid and entitled and have no problem solving skills are basically uneducated and just react to fear. its like funny games. its a big metaphor for how most people in america are incapable of looking at a problem and coming up with solutions. just throw stuff at stuff or just jump is the best the characters can do. None of them have ever seen somebody climb down from a great height. none of them know anything about frost bite. they even have a lighter and don't try to makea signal fire or just to keep away the wolves. its amazing. its a perfect example of how Americans just mindlessly enter situations they feel they are entitled to and then just throw a tantrum when it doesn't work out. brilliant. Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Thrilling and unexpected, and by far the best indie of the year, and one of the best movies of the year. I absolutely love this movie, and may be a bit predictable, but aren't all horror movies these days?
  4. Jan 9, 2011
    10
    What sharks did for the movie Jaws ski lifts will do for this movie. It is plausible and implausible at the same time which makes it a good movie for conversation. The tension is high and the acting is good. It reminds me frequently earlier Spielberg films, such as one called Duel where the props are minimal, yet the viewer is left with heightened awareness. There is even a reference toWhat sharks did for the movie Jaws ski lifts will do for this movie. It is plausible and implausible at the same time which makes it a good movie for conversation. The tension is high and the acting is good. It reminds me frequently earlier Spielberg films, such as one called Duel where the props are minimal, yet the viewer is left with heightened awareness. There is even a reference to Spielberg in the movie - won't spoil it but remember that and pay attention. Good date flick! Expand
  5. May 16, 2011
    9
    The believable dialogue from the tension between the three friends at the start is what really started drawing me in to this unusual thriller/horror, but when things take a turn for the worst it really did grip me. I think this movie, along with Buried, depends on your ability to empathise with what's happening on screen. Okay, so there were one or two scenes where I'd have done thingsThe believable dialogue from the tension between the three friends at the start is what really started drawing me in to this unusual thriller/horror, but when things take a turn for the worst it really did grip me. I think this movie, along with Buried, depends on your ability to empathise with what's happening on screen. Okay, so there were one or two scenes where I'd have done things differently, but otherwise this is a genuinely enjoyable movie which takes you to places you really might not expect. And that's still while staying on the slopes, a little too much so for comfort. I'm glad this was made. Expand
  6. May 9, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A great little film. I love these films and this one is not an exception, I love it. The mix of horror and thriller really make it come together. The one disappointing bit was the wolf bit where Dan gets eaten, I just think it could have been done a bit better,it just seemed to be a bit like an "Oh, ok then" sort of scene. Still, it's still very gripping and reminds me a lot of buried or 127 hours. Expand
Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Frozen delivers enough thrills and gory chills to satisfy the horror film crowd, but is not written, directed or acted well enough to be a first-rate thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    40
    Don't be surprised if the movie's most wince-inducing moments come not from the "disturbing images" (as the MPAA describes the sight of a leg bone sticking six inches out of one character's ski pants) but rather of the bad acting and worse dialogue.
  3. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    Green also can't maintain the suspension of disbelief necessary as we watch three charmlessly written characters bicker and attempt inane ideas. It's one thing to be scared with them, and quite another to feel trapped with them.