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Navigating 'Frozen River'new

How far will a mother go to make a better life for her children? It's a question that the debut film by writer-director Courtney Hunt asks and attempts to answer in this remarkably textured and compelling story set close to the Canadian border in upstate New York.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Elizabeth Chorney-Booth  |  10-30-2008  |  Reviews

'Frozen River': Single Moms Skate on Thin Icenew

In order to make ends meet, two women in upstate New York smuggle illegal aliens across the St. Lawrence River into the U.S. in this unusually thoughtful and expertly acted movie.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  09-05-2008  |  Reviews

First Shot: 'Bangkok Dangerous'new

If you're headed to the flicks this weekend, don't worry too much about finding a decent seat. The total of new wide releases comes to exactly one: Bangkok Dangerous.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  09-05-2008  |  Media

The Gritty Indie 'Frozen River' and a Post-Sept. 11 Thriller, 'Traitor'new

Both films feature formidable performances by their leads, Melissa Leo and Don Cheadle, respectively.
INDY Week  |  Godfrey Cheshire  |  08-29-2008  |  Reviews

'Frozen River' Manages to Play Economic Hardship for Suspensenew

If Frozen River is accurate in portraying how the other half lives, its most unpleasant truth may be that the other half often divides again, the top quarter exploiting the bottom quarter.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  08-18-2008  |  Reviews

'Frozen River': A Hard-Knock Lifenew

Struggling single mom skates on thin ice in Sundance prizewinner.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

Courtney Hunt's Simplistic Look at Poverty is a Perfect Example of ‘Smudged-Doorframe Cinema’new

The threshold from which director-writer Hunt views her characters' hard times makes them look more pathetic than necessary.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-31-2008  |  Reviews

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