I’m not the biggest fan of Michael Shannon. He’s intense and powerful, bubbling beneath the surface well. But that’s about all I’ve seen from him.
That power overshadows The Iceman. As a biopic it’s short on detail, and as a dramatic story it’s short on making me care or really invest. The juggling act that New Jersey hitman, Richard Kuklinski had to perform for two decades could be interesting.
Instead we get a very standard rise and fall. But with nothing to draw us in, that power is wasted. A stronger script and director were needed to make this shine.