Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 33
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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4
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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 5,011
Julia Ormond stars as Copenhagen resident Smilla Jasperson, a reclusive, half-Inuit scientist who befriends a neglected Inuit boy who lives in her building. Arriving home from work one day, Smilla is mortified to learn that the boy has died in a fall from the building's roof. Suspicious because she knows that her young friend was afraid of heights, Smilla probes into the "accident." Her only ally is an enigmatic man known as the Mechanic (Gabriel Byrne), who also lives in the building and seems
Feb 28, 1997 Wide
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Bad title, good movie.
An atmospheric and enjoyably preposterous mystery.
Fascinating setting and strong performances make up for the far-fetched plotting.
A truly outlandish twist that would be more at home in a no-brainer Hollywood action film than in what purports to be an intelligent adult thriller.
Odd, atmospheric thriller that completely falls apart in the finale
The idiotic ending seems to belong to another movie.
An underrated and effective thriller, buoyed by a fine performance from Julia Ormond.
Reveals zeal to be a virtue when it is put into practice as service of others.
Audience Reviews for Smilla's Sense of Snow
- Tork: For people with resources, the right events happen. They may look like coincidences but they arise out of necessity.
- Smilla Jasperson: Mathematics is a vast open landscape. You head towards the horizon. It is always receding, like Greenland. And that's what i can't live without. That's why I can't be locked up.
- Smilla Jasperson: I'm sorry if I've given you the impression it's my mouth that's rough. I try to be rough all over.
- Smilla Jasperson: The way you have a sense of God, I have a sense of snow.
- Smilla Jasperson: The tracks go in a straight line to the edge. No child in the world would play like that.
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