Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Michael A. Smith
The movie has a lovely paranoia about it that Pearce, as Memento and L.A. Confidential told us, is a master at conveying.
| Original Score: 4/5
Predictability hangs over Mark Fergus's skillful debut feature, but not enough to detract from the intensity of the mood, the rhythm, and the performances.
| Original Score: 3/4
A first rate thriller, First Snow is about a man haunted by his past who revisits it in a bid to change his destiny. It's a terrific role for Guy Pearce, who ably carries the film on his shoulders
A fresh, intelligent and thoroughly involving psychological thriller.
I was beguiled by both the eerie moods and the striking compositions, which incorporate large stretches of empty space.
A smart, tense modern film noir.
First Snow is an auspicious directorial debut for Mark Fergus. It will be interesting to see what he does next.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
First Snow is a sharp thriller with abstract pretentiousness. The writers were clever enough to approach a simple philosophical question in a devious and brusque way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma.
The subdued ending might disappoint those hoping for a more lively denouement, but really, it seems just right for a tale as chilly as this one.
Offers the satisfaction of a compelling story well told.
[The filmmakers] raise intriguing questions about fate and destiny, and they get a soulful performance from Pearce.
| Original Score: 3/4
Fate plays havoc with a salesman's existence in [this] bleak psychological thriller about life and death in the New Mexico desert.
Takes a silly premise -- a fortune teller predicts imminent doom! -- and spins it into a thoughtful, intelligent story about fate vs. free will.
| Original Score: B
This is first-rate work from a talented actor who is fated to become a star.
Guy Pearce continues his quirky, risk-taking ways with another very strong performance here.
As Jimmy, Guy Pearce turns in his most striking work since Memento.
| Original Score: 3/5
Guy Pearce is two for two in 2007 playing American users whose actions come back to haunt them.
| Original Score: B-
A thoughtful, but tense, meditation on whether the knowledge of your impending demise would be a curse or a gift.
[Pearce maintains] our interest even as the film, in its final half hour, seems to take a few wrong turns on the highway.