The Ice Harvest
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
Here's a little holiday sing-along for you regarding Harold Ramis's new film
Well the movie onscreen is frightful
And the reviews, they sure are spiteful!
But if Cusack tempts you to go
Just say no! Just say no! Just say no!
For religious press critics,
"With nary a likeable character, this largely unfunny flick … isn't just disappointing, it's downright despicable," writes Marcus Yoars (
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) writes, "Despite some pungent performances … Ramis deserves nothing but coal in his stocking for this misanthropic mix of barbed cynicism and sordid nastiness. The movie opens with Cusack surveying a cold and uninviting Kansas vista, an apropos visual metaphor for the morally empty harvest to follow."
Some mainstream critics find some merit in the film, but you'll find few enthusiastic reviews.