The Frozen Ground

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"The hunter becomes the hunted"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.4  (67,331)
  • 37

The Frozen Ground is a thrilling crime drama based on true events that took place in Alaska in the early 1980s. The movie revolves around a real-life serial killer named Robert Hansen, played by John Cusack, who abducted and killed more than 17 young women over a period of 12 years in Anchorage, Alaska. The film focuses on the investigation by the local police and the rescue of one of Hansen's surviving victims, Cindy Paulson, played by Vanessa Hudgens. The film also stars Nicolas Cage as the detective who leads the investigation.

The movie opens with a chilling scene of a girl running in the freezing wilderness, trying to escape her captor. The scene sets the mood for the film and shows the unbearable living conditions that these women were subjected to. Cindy Paulson, a young prostitute, is picked up by Hansen and taken to his remote cabin. When she tries to escape, Hansen hunts her down and tries to kill her. However, Cindy manages to escape and reports the incident to the police.

When Detective Jack Halcombe, played by Nicolas Cage, is assigned to the case, he realizes that there is a pattern to the disappearances of young women in Anchorage. He suspects that there is a serial killer on the loose, but his colleagues do not share his belief. Jack, however, is determined to find the killer and bring him to justice. Jack takes it upon himself to track down the killer, and in his pursuit, he meets Cindy, who becomes his main source of information.

As the investigation progresses, Jack finds out that Hansen is a respected member of society, a successful businessman with a wife and children, and no criminal record. Jack realizes that he is dealing with a clever and cunning killer who knows how to cover his tracks.

The Frozen Ground is a powerful movie, and it is easy to get absorbed in the story. The acting by the entire cast is top-notch, with John Cusack delivering a creepy and unsettling performance as the killer. Vanessa Hudgens is also impressive as Cindy, who delivers a heartbreaking portrayal of a victim who has been through unimaginable trauma. Nicolas Cage is typically intense as Jack, a role that suits him well.

The film also does an excellent job of capturing the natural beauty of Alaska, but it also depicts the harsh living conditions of the marginalized people who live on the outskirts of society.

The movie is not for the faint-hearted, and the scenes of violence can be graphic and disturbing. However, the film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of the terror that the killer inflicted on his victims and the trauma that the surviving ones had to live with.

Overall, The Frozen Ground is a gripping film that tells the horrific story of one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. It is a must-watch for fans of true crime dramas and those who enjoy intense and suspenseful movies.

The Frozen Ground is a 2013 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 37.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (67,331)
  • Metascore
    37