Frozen Land starts off with a sacking and ends with a shooting," writes Xan Brooks in the Guardian (UK). "Its plot is a droll chain reaction of mishaps and mistakes; its characters a band of alcoholics, depressives and deadbeats who blow up like bonfires. At times this brilliant tragicomedy plays like a Finnish version of Magnolia or 21 Grams in the way it spotlights the disparate lost souls who criss-cross each other as they make their way across Helsinki. Director Aku Louhimies makes us care about these people even as we laugh at their misfortune. In the meantime they are all sliding inexorably toward disaster."