The Ice Road

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A scene in The Ice Road.
A scene in The Ice Road.
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MOVIE:

The Ice Road

WHERE TO WATCH:

DStv Now

CRITICS RATING:

2.5/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a 'big-rig' ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen lake to save the trapped miners.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

The setup has potential, with trapped miners needing saving but icy roads making rescue efforts difficult. But it hits the skids and ends up formulaic and cliched. - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

The film arguably works best prior to this gearshift, when it appears to be primarily about keeping huge vehicles moving steadily and horizontally rather than abruptly and vertically. - Mike D'Angelo, AV Club

Neeson's durability as an action hero seems more remarkable as the years go on. Yes, he's older and brittler and paler here... But, just like Mike, he gets the job done, and he's the reason to watch this. - Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press

[It] has its blunt charms, and offers more than one instance of Neeson punching a guy in the face. And admit it: that's part of what you came here for, isn't it? -  Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

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