DVD & Blu-ray review: The Iceman

DVD & Blu-ray, Lionsgate

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“You have ice in your veins,” maintains Ray Liotta’s New Jersey mobster to a potential enforcer, Richard Kuklinski. Michael Shannon, probably best known for the TV series Boardwalk Empire, and perhaps the most consistently interesting US film actor working at the moment, is convincing as America’s most notorious contract killer, who played the role of an ideal family man, married to a dutiful Catholic wife (Winona Ryder, in her meatiest role for quite some time), while clinically dispatching various low-lives for a living.

We don’t learn that much about this fiend – other than that he enjoyed and excelled at killing people.