Frozen can be a tense, white-knuckler in palpable tension and likeable characters, with the group comedy dynamic a good establisher. It hits many buttons within this one location environment to create suspense, thrills, and terror. The dialogue doesn't emotionally convey as well when it goes for drama aside from Bell's breakdown about her dog. Thus, when Frozen goes purely straight-faced 50-odd minutes in, it misses.
We just got home from Sundance, and are posting our reviews. Check out Rudie's review of Frozen: http://criterioncast.com/2010/01/23/adam-greens-frozen-sundance-2010-film-review/ Check out Travis' review of Frozen: http://criterioncast.com/2010/01/24/travis-reviews-adam-green-frozen-sundance-2010-film-review/
Extremely disturbing concept for someone afraid of heights like myself. Although there are some nice work put in the cinematography here to truly make you feel at unease, I found the characters to be so remarkably unbelivable/stupid, and the actors to do such a miserable job in portraying them that I stopped the film just 10 minutes before the end. I couldn't bother to sit through, and that is very rare to me.
This could have easily been a five star film if it were 20 minutes in length and the wolves could fly. Since the film had neither of these attributes, I can only award this film one star. I would rather be shot in the face with a nuclear bomb than watch this film again.