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Frozen River

HD   R Closed Captioning

Courtney Hunt

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About the Movie

A woman on New York's Mohawk Reservation takes up illegal-immigrant smuggling to survive.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 130
  • Fresh: 114
  • Rotten: 16
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Frozen River let me forget I was watching a movie, something that didn't happen often in 2008. – Mark Bourne,, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Frozen River is bleak and uncompromising - and that's just how the Academy likes it. – Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, Nov 2, 2014

Fresh: Frozen River is a taut, suspenseful thriller; a troubling of borders both cultural and national; and testament to the virtues of communion, empathy and compassion. – Emma Paterson, Little White Lies, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Original, sad, suspenseful and involving: the kind of work that helps independent American cinema retain its good name. – Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

The Mohawk Nation

this movie was filmed on my reservation,and Courtney Hunt didnt ask the trible councle to film the movie there. or give any credit to the Mohawk nation. and not all natives on the reservation make money smuggleing people over the river. This movie is up for an award i hope she gives credit if she wins.


This is the best movie that no one's ever heard of. I'm so glad Melissa Leo was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar and I think this movie was better than some that were nominated for Best Picture.

great movie

melissa leo was nominated for an oscar for her preformance in this film. Critics loved it, i loved it, you will love it

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2009

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