The Iceman left me cold Wow this movie was very disappointing. I was a huge fan of the book and I think that was my problem with the movie. It is often the case with film adaptations of books that Hollywood omits many details but too many important details were omitted and some things were added that just flat out didn't happen as depicted in the film. Other than a very brief flashback and a conversation with his brother, the film depicts very little of Kuklinski's childhood. His childhood was a big part of how he grew up to be a psychopath. Inaccuracies aside, as gangster flick, it wasn't very impressive. The characters of Richard and his wife weren't developed well, and I was left feeling unsure of why some people were getting killed. What happened to Richard's son? He had a son who was a teenager by the time he got arrested who started to have a rocky relationship with him, and R. Kuklinski said he and his son's relationship was starting to resemble the relationship he had with this dad. This conflict would have been great to see on film, but this movie squandered the opportunity. The movie was also poorly paced with a rushed ending. "The Iceman" missed the mark, read the book instead.
Shannon's and Evan's performance I had wanted to see this movie for a while. It mostly centered on the killings for the excitement and main character's double-life for the drama. I enjoyed watching this movie because of Shannon's stoic performance and Evan's unusual character performance.
How can you not love this guy?! Knowing that this story is based upon an actual person helps. Not saying a serial killer for hire is great. But to dress-up every day like you're going to the bank or exchange is a statement. Can't say more without spoiling the movie. Worth the watch for sho.
Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski A real Chicago hit man for the mob. For those rating this low then you have NO real background of who this man is. Research this man, watch the interviews, especially the one they did of him telling his story while in prison. Locked up for life, The Iceman is believed to have killed roughly 150 during his reign.