Frozen

Frozen

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die.--Official Site 3.2 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
Frozen

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Certificate
Genre Horror / Suspense
Director Adam Green
Cast Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers Shawn Ashmore
Studio The Associates
Release Date September 2010
Running Time 94 mins
 

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that they’ve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die.--Official Site

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Reviews

The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

A tour de force of suspense and horror... Adam Green, who wrote and directed, deserves right now to be holding a blank cheque signed “Hollywood”.

22/09/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

The taut set-up is enjoyable all by itself, but it’s the rising tide of three-way recriminations and despair that gives this film emotional clout.

23/09/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Thanks to the engaging characters, the location shooting, and a writer-director who's thought through the situation's every possibility, it's all horribly believable.

26/09/2010

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The New York Times

Jeannette Catsoulis

Assembled with greater economy than a Ralph Nader presidential campaign, “Frozen” gains traction from a credible premise, above-average performances and the kind of modestly intuitive editing (by Ed Marx) that showcases the story and not itself. Between jolts, the writer and director, Adam Green, establishes a relatable emotional dynamic that never feels like filler, bringing us as close to the film’s victims as time and the demands of genre allow.

05/03/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

This efficient, low-budget thriller proceeds with persuasive narrative economy ...

26/09/2010

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Total Film

Sam Wigley

True, it has its share of plot-gaps and padding, but Green’s raw, no-CG approach ensures you really feel the frostbite

07/09/2010

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Time Out

Derek Adams

Adam Green’s taut, toe-curling survival thriller is better than it should be: the concept and the characters’ behaviour are mostly plausible, the script is dark and funny, the acting is adequate, and the wildlife scenes are convincing. Sure, we can nitpick about continuity and tapered endings, but as low-key, low-budget filmmaking, ‘Frozen’ is a minor success.

23/09/2010

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The Times

Kevin Maher

Brazenly inventive yet inevitably anti-climactic...

24/09/2010

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Empire Magazine

Kim Newman

Taut and tense, it's an effective suspence-horror.

26/09/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Adam Green generates a morbid tension from what might literally be called a suspense story: the panic that grips each of the trio is palpable.

24/09/2010

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The Guardian

Steven Rose

Considering how long we're stuck with them, the dynamic between these two best buddies and one of their girlfriends is not all that fascinating.

23/09/2010

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Adam Green’s film has a basic kind of suspense going for it, but even with this foundation, it fails to build a satisfying story.

26/09/2010

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