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The Ice Road

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5.61 h 49 min2021X-RayHDRUHD12
After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a 'big-rig' ice road driver (Liam Neeson) must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners. Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.

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Supporting actors
Laurence FishburneMatt McCoyMatt Salinger
Producers
AL CORLEYBART ROSENBLATTEUGENE MUSSOSHIVANI RAWATLEE NELSONDAVID TISH
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Amazon Studios
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Foul languageviolence
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2.9 out of 5 stars

1394 global ratings

  1. 29% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 37% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anti-white racism
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Seems to be acceptable these days, oh, are you going to be badly behaved...no..worse..i'm going to act white! The film wasn't looking too promising when that line was uttered and that overt racism was the final straw for me!
108 people found this helpful
BrizzoltonianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Woke Fest Nonsense
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I was excited by the idea and then the trailer. But the minute I saw the rude Native American girl with attitude, I thought “here we go...” and yep I was right. I stayed with the film for a bit longer, but when she talks about being hungry, and her passenger asked if she gets Cranky, her response is “worse. I act White”
Right. Nice one.
So casual racism against White people is not only fine, it is deemed important enough to shoehorn into a film about Ice Road Truckers (a profession that I imagine is largely mostly hard working, brave White guys)
Was this really a necessary addition to this film. Imagine if she had said that about another race? It simply wouldn’t happen, as there would be riots! , However White people are fair game. Well we aren’t. This is disgraceful, and I thought better of Liam Neeson who helped produce this film. I stopped watching immediately, as I wanted to watch a film about Ice Road Truckers saving some miner’s lives (which is what the trailer advertised). I DO NOT want to watch some Wokefest who obviously are desperate to use every opportunity to attack White people. This is not ok. “Do Better”
75 people found this helpful
TCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Racist movie and many stupid errors
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I like Liam Neeson but he is taking crappy stories because of his exclusion from Hollywood.

This movie was bad. It started with the actress claiming to be native american when offered a sandwich from her passenger she refused, him caring saying she hasn't eaten all day maybe you might get cranky and she said I might get worse, I might get white!

That is a racist piece of script Hollywood are now using in films. It was totally uncalled for, it wasn't like the white guy was doing anything, he only offered her half of his sandwich. She hated him from the beginning, because he worked for the company and wouldn't shake his hand. But that made no sense.

There were about a hundred errors: the villian didn't finish off the racist women who eventually beat him up even in restraints even though he is some sort off specialist. Company hired 3 trucks with machines to save miners but had a saboteur to make sure it failed - why not have no trucks and expensive machines?

Everything was very predictable unless you only have 1 brain cell as some of the 5 star reviewers seem to have. The blatant racism should be a criminal offense, but you can say those remarks against white people. Why is that even in a film that is meant to entertain?

How they managed to pull two trucks with loads upright on ice is a marvel. Why the villain didn't kill the racist woman is another joke. The film is riddled with stupidity all the way through.

I am thinking Hollywood cannot make a decent movie in 2021 and this one seems to prove it.
53 people found this helpful
tomReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not great at all
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The film was not great at all, even with the stellar cast (Neeson, fishburne etc). I was hoping for so much more.

It could do without the blatant anti-white racism as well...one character said she would be worse than angry, she would "act like a white person" or words to that effect, which is pretty appalling.
38 people found this helpful
Brian Sterling-VeteReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Excellent Movie - well worth watching
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This is an excellent movie, well made and entertaining.
Obviously, the special effects are on a budget, but they still work well enough.
Ignore some silly reviews made by the armchair "I'm not an expert but I want to pretend that I am" have made.
These people have never made a movie but always love to criticise others who have.
Liam Neeson still has it and delivers his usual best character type very well.
There's a good supporting cast too.
My father in law was an ice road trucker for many years so I know just how dangerous this job is because he lost several friends in tragic accidents who now rest under the ice road.
So, a hat's off to the stunt drivers too, very well done.
36 people found this helpful
CharlieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Complete OTT Rubbish
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Firstly i am a big fan of Ice Road Truckers 'the series' and have watched them all so I thought I would give this a go as its based on a rescue mission with trucks hauling loads on an ice road.
So many things were wrong with this, although the story line was fairly good and the truck sequences quite well filmed a couple of things stood out as totally ridiculous. Firstly 2 loaded arctics lay on their sides on an ice road which is apparently only 30 inches thick. Ok you say, but how can you possibly get any sort of grip on ice to right a fully laden truck back on to its wheels without any damage and then do the same to the other one??
From that point onwards it was plain to see that anything goes regarding the bad guy trying all sorts of methods to stop them getting where they were going. The girl gets stabbed in the chest by a branch from a tree but 3 months on shes as right as rain. His retard brother goes fully submerged in freezing water and survives along with Liam who bravely jumps in to sabve him....two scenes later they are fully dry and not a shiver between them.....
I could go on and on but watch it for yourself and see how many holes YOU pick in it...or forget it and watch something else.
31 people found this helpful
Daniel Moffat Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
It’s not good
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I was looking forward to this, but it’s really bad.
The CGI at the start where the dumper truck gets blown off a cliff looks so fake it’s like they’ve done it like a cartoon.
All it had to be was a good rescue mission type of film but no. Half way through they introduce a villain that wants to ruin things.
There’s so many areas that are bad, for instance when Liam is fighting with a villain in his truck you will see it going round a corner drifting with the back end out. But meanwhile in the cab neither of them is touching the wheel, the stuck is drifting all on its own.
After 90 mins I couldn’t wait for it to be over. The 3 good actors they picked weren’t enough to save the film. The bad reviews it’s getting online are spot on.
Trust me, just watch convoy, it’s infinitely better.
27 people found this helpful
Toby S.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
The writer did not have a particular set of skills to write this
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The short review:
You're not going to curse yourself for not having watched this movie

The long review:
This feels like it was written by a 12yr old with so much going wrong you have to wonder how these people every intended to make the journey.

I actually wondered if it had been written by the person who wrote 2012, but it was written by Jonathan Hensleigh who gave us stuff like Armageddon, The Punisher (2004) and Die Hard with Avengance not movies that are stories of exceptional quality but certainly fun action movies.

This... this didn't achieve what his previous offerings have.

What was good?
I didn't hate anyone's acting
The story's premise wasn't terrible, it was just executed badly

What was bad?
- The CG was pretty poor, felt like CGI from 20years ago
- The execution of the plot felt very like a 90's movie, without the nostalgia
- Instead of getting swept up into suspending disbelief (i.e. something like the movies I mentioned above), you're just there going, why are they doing that, how come that was allowed to happen, surely this should have happened. For example despite declaring a civilian emergency and contacting the military, military and government both just go "yeah we don't have big rigs.... so we're going to utterly leave you alone despite declaring an emergency, no support or logistics to go with the utterly critical rigs etc"
- If the Ice road was too dangerous to cross at that time of year, and was closed (they had to get it the gates open up to access it), how come it wasn't covered in snow??? it was a perfectly freshly clear ice road, not a single snow flake on it despite being surrounded by snow

*spoiler warning - prime example of the bad writing*
At the beginning the brothers discuss getting their own big rig, Liam gets annoyed at his brothers dream and rips up a bigrig pamphlet cos its too expensive.

Brother dies

At the end of the movie, random person who collected Liams brothers body comes up to Liam goes "We found this in your brothers things"... The pamphlet sellotaped together.

They don't hand him his brothers things, just specifically the pamphlet... there's utterly no reason why they would hand this seemingly bit of paper trash in his brothers pocket to Liam unless one of them was spying in the back of their pickup truck at the beginning of the movie to know there is any relevance to this pamphlet

But its super moving, so Liam goes n buys the truck.
24 people found this helpful
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