"“The Frozen Ground” isn’t a picture that inspires much confidence on paper. A director making his feature debut, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack (both coming off several clunkers), Vanessa Hudgens and most tellingly 50 Cent. Not exactly a titillating proposition. “The Frozen Ground” revolves around the Robert Hansen case of the 70s & 80s, a reclusive serial killer responsible for the death of dozens of Alaskan women. Film-maker Scott Walker cribs a lot from the David Fincher handbook for his visual presentation, but the effort actually manages a surprising degree of sincerity and thespian respectability in its attempt to honour the victims of Hansen’s spree. It’s a workmanlike feature on the whole, but “The Frozen Ground” does attain a certain quantity of genre appeal, a solid procedural with a familiar but polished style. "