Iceman 2014

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(5) IMDb 6.1/10
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Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton and John Lone star along with Lindsay Crouse in this suspenseful drama about a team of Arctic researchers who find a 40,000 year-old man frozen in ice and bring him back to life. When the Iceman becomes part of their lives, the results are both moving and emotionally shattering.

Starring:
Timothy Hutton, John Lone
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Iceman

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Fred Schepisi
Starring Timothy Hutton, John Lone
Supporting actors Lindsay Crouse, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, James Tolkan, Danny Glover, Richard Monette, Amelia Hall, Philip Akin
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mondomacabro on 3 July 2007
Format: DVD
...this has to be one of the best 'caveman' films ever made. it has dated in a few places - notably 'computer game' entertainment (but hey it is set in a base in antartica, maybe they're a bit behind!!) but otherwise it stands up very solidly. Fred Schepisi directs it incredibly well with awesum photography and pace. The real win is Hutton and Lone - their performances are (i think) the best of both their careers! John Lone's make up is on the Neandertal side of cro magnon but realistic and captivating, only enhancing an electric performance. Timothy Hutton is brilliant as the misunderstood anthropologist and the cast around them is outstanding.

Overall a great example of what to expect should we ever discover an iced iceman: scientific arguements, trivial executive powerplays, moral ethics vs medical ethics, privacy abuses, and political/social mindgames! very reminiscent of the situation with Otzi the 'real iceman' whos frozen body was found in the swiss/french Alps.

A thought provoking film that hits its target - i recommend for all interested in our paleo history and our regression as a forward thinking civilization. top marks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 April 2010
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Despite its schlock premise, Fred Schepisi's Iceman is a different kettle of fish altogether, a big-budget attempt to look at what might really happen if a Neanderthal were discovered preserved in a block of ice and somehow brought back to life. Not that that's the original intention when scientists at a Canadian Arctic mining station start a dissection that suddenly turns into a resuscitation in a scene that varies between the unexpected, intriguing and achingly drawn out in a way that sets the tone for the rest of the film's strengths and weaknesses.

In many ways it feels more like a Peter Weir film than an Schepisi one, as if producers Norman Jewison and Patrick Palmer accidentally hired the wrong Aussie. The emphasis is on the conflict between pure science (represented by Lindsay Crouse) and a more spiritual approach to unlocking the iceman's secrets (represented by anthropologist Timothy Hutton) because "Maybe his spirit can teach us more than his flesh," with John Lone's confused living fossil trying to make sense of the new world he finds himself while others argue over his fate and whether he's a human being or merely a laboratory specimen. Unfortunately the film never quite manages to be as compelling as it could, with the emphasis on realism often translating into long slow patches that make it a film that's often easier to approve of than really enjoy. Flitting between failure and success, and often for the same reasons, it's a film that's easier to appreciate after you've seen it than while you're watching it, but its still a worthwhile one.

At times it plays almost like a benign version of The Thing with a lower body count (there is one violent escape attempt that's handled surprisingly credibly even if it does feel it was added purely to add a bit of excitement).
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Although dated by the background music and some overly dramatic and staged scenes the performance of the title role was very convincing and drew an empathic reaction.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By klokkie on 17 July 2014
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an old movie I think with Timothy Hutton barely out of nappies. A bit corny and I missed the emotional bit altogether.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FRANKIEZ on 20 July 2014
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I gave up watching this. Planet of The Apes is the one to watch.

Another slice of dated nonsense.
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