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- 1 hr 48 min
The Ice Road is a 2021 American action thriller film starring the legendary Liam Neeson in the lead role of Mike. The film is directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and produced by CODE Entertainment, Envision Media Arts, and ShivHans Pictures. Set in the harsh winter of the Canadian North, The Ice Road follows the story of a team of truck drivers who are hired to transport vital drilling equipment to a remote diamond mine. The mine has suffered a catastrophic disaster, causing a collapse that trapped several miners underground. The team of truckers is the only hope for these miners as they need the equipment to dig a rescue tunnel that will save the trapped men.
Mike, the leader of the trucking team, is a tough, rugged yet dedicated driver, who's seen his share of dangerous missions in the past. However, this journey will be one of the most dangerous he's ever been on. Besides the dangerous road condition, dire weather, and the ticking clock, Mike and his team will have to face a dangerous group of men who're trying to foil their plan and steal their truck.
The team consists of Mike's younger brother Gurty (Marcus Thomas), who's a quick-witted, tech-savvy young man, Tantoo (Amber Midthunder), a Native American woman who's an experienced driver and keeps the team's spirits high. The team also includes Laurence Fishburne, who plays Goldenrod, a veteran trucker with a mysterious past. The interaction between the truckers shows the different personalities, and the banter is exciting and overall has a sense of comradery.
The truckers travel on a perilous route on ice roads, which are temporary roads created over frozen water. These roads are treacherous and can have thin ice patches that can break at any moment, leading to a fatal accident. The team of truckers works hard to ensure that they don't face any accidents, but as the journey progresses, challenges keep building up.
Besides the rough weather conditions and treacherous roads, the team faces several other challenges. They have to deal with unforeseen technical problems, equipment failures, and medical emergencies. The suspense and action sequences keep the audience hooked to the edge of their seats. There are several moments of high tension where the audience is unsure of the fate of the characters.
The film's action sequences are exhilarating and showcase several daring stunts performed by the lead actors, especially Neeson. As is typical of Neeson's style in action films, the actor embodies a heroic character who is always ready to face challenges with courage.
The villainous group of men opposing the truckers is led by an individual named Varnay (Benjamin Walker), who will stop at nothing to ensure the truckers fail their mission. His group brings in an extra element of danger and suspense to the film.
The Ice Road is a visually stunning film, with several aerial shots of the mesmerizing Canadian winter landscapes. The film's technicians use special effects and visual effects to convey the harsh road conditions and the dangers while driving on ice roads.
Overall, The Ice Road is a thrilling action film with stunning visuals, breathtaking stunts, and solid performances from the cast. The film perfectly blends action and suspense with underlying emotional subplots, making it an engaging watch. Liam Neeson, as usual, steals the show with his compelling performance, making the film a must-watch for all his fans.
The Ice Road is a 2021 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 42.