#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Larceny, lust and lethal behavior. In icebound Wichita, Kansas, it’s Christmas Eve, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie’s drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie’s Christmas stocking – and the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with surprises.
Plot: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Smart Tags: #strip_club #ice #wichita_kansas #nude_photograph #crooked_lawyer #robbery #incriminating_photograph #bar #christmas #lust #pornographer #strip_club_owner #rain #voyeur #panties #female_frontal_nudity #scantily_clad_female #cleavage #tied_to_a_chair #drowning #disposing_of_a_dead_body
|6.3/10 Votes: 23,210|
|6.1 Votes: 196 Popularity: 12.435|
Blue Christmas for Cusack and Thornton in Seriocomic Noir Thriller
THE ICE HARVEST (TIH), another quirky triumph from Focus Features, should really be sold as a thriller with darkly comedic undertones a la FARGO rather than a comedy with thriller elements a la GROSSE POINTE BLANK (even though John Cusack looks remarkably like he did in GPB here). It’s a subtle but crucial difference, and a successful change in tone for director Harold Ramis. The suspenseful yet surreally funny Kansas-set story of nervous Mob lawyer John Cusack teaming up with laid-back yet ruthless Billy Bob Thornton to steal over $2 million from Cusack’s boss Randy Quaid, only to find themselves stuck in Wichita by an ice storm and all manner of goof-ups and goofballs, with a hit man on their tail to-boot, TIH tells its twisted tale as if my fave thriller author Jim Thompson (THE GRIFTERS, THE GETAWAY, POP. 1280, among others) wrote it in a jovial mood — though I suspect that in a jovial mood, Thompson would have been more likely to smirk than belly-laugh. Set on Christmas Eve, TIH starts with the best unexpected holiday-themed credits since 1947’s LADY IN THE LAKE and only gets more gleefully malevolent from there. You know our antiheroes are literally in for a blue Christmas, thanks to Alar Kivilo’s sleek azure-tinged photography. Cusack and Thornton make such a good team that I’m now eager to rent their previous collaboration, PUSHING TIN, even though I’ve heard mixed reviews of that, too. Oliver Platt has been touted as TIH’s scene-stealer in the role of Cusack’s friend who stole his wife and, having lived to regret it, spends the whole film getting drunk and hilariously obnoxious. Platt’s a hoot, all right, but Thornton has the slyest lines; his explanation of how his wife ends up killed by the hit man is evilly funny, all the more so for Thornton’s matter-of-fact delivery. Connie Nielsen also deserves kudos for stealing her own scenes more subtly and sensuously as the sexy owner of The Sweet Cage, one of many strip joints in town that Cusack frequents (I came away from the movie thinking strip joints must be a cottage industry in Wichita). Nielsen looks like a Petty Girl or Varga Girl come to life, fresh from the pages of a vintage Esquire issue. If you want a wicked little tongue-in-cheek noir as an antidote to the season’s holiday cheer, TIH may well be your cup of hemlock. (When TIH comes out on DVD, rent it along with BAD SANTA, FARGO, and/or GROSSE POINTE BLANK and have yourself a merry little day of eccentric movie mayhem!)
Seedy, moody, and enjoyable
Maybe this really isn’t a 9 out of 10, but at the moment I’m just really enjoying The Ice Harvest. I saw it for a second time, and enjoyed it more, once I knew what to expect. I can’t think of as inaccurately marketed a movie in recent years. The trailers and posters made it looked like a caper comedy, and the quotes made it sound like this year’s “Bad Santa.” It’s neither. As others here have said, it’s a straight noir. Sure, there are some hilarious moments, but the film is not a comedy. It’s dark, slow, and character driven, with John Cusack exhibiting his very best wry understatement. It’s his core of sweetness — never overtly revealed, but always present — set against the oppressive bleakness of a rainy Christmas eve in and around Wichita strip clubs and the sordid characters who meander in and out of them, that keeps the film in balance. Connie Nielsen, Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Quaid, and Oliver Platt all turn in perfectly tuned performances, but Cusack, with his low-key, mesmerizing timing, is the center.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a fast-moving comedy, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a black, mostly unredeeming movie with great performances and bone-dry wit, The Ice Harvest might be for you.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Harold Ramis
Writer Richard Russo (screenplay), Robert Benton (screenplay), Scott Phillips (novel)
Actors John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Lara Phillips, Bill Noble
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,415 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)