Snow Angels Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 28, 2015
It starts out as a lyrically beautiful work, but goes amiss at the halfway mark and concludes with a misplaced harrowing finale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
There's still a lot of excellent work in Snow Angels. The first hour is utterly engrossing. But there's also a lot of wasted potential, which is too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Frequently perched between the poetic and the twee, Green has been bitten by the Whimsy Bug
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Mark Bourne
February 2, 2009
So when the film's moment of horror arrives, it's not with suspense but instead the sort of dully anticipatory inevitability that drains as much energy from the story as from the audience.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 25, 2008
Impressive for the mood it creates, the film may not totally satisfy, but the characters are richly depicted and reflect the snowy winter chill that surrounds them
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle
October 18, 2008
Hopefully, one of these days, Green will be bold enough to make a movie where nothing happens, where conversation is both his means and his end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 18, 2008
David Gordon Green is a very unique filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
October 8, 2008
Green is a director who takes his time with characters, allowing their different sides to self-illustrate in naturalistic settings as he simultaneously paints their worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
September 22, 2008
Powerful performances all around, but too many tangled and twisted family trees. Scorecard, please.
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
September 17, 2008
Rockwell, who brought a sense of desperate unease to his roles in 'The Assassination of Jesse James' and 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,' does the same here, with results that are at once frightening and pathetically sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 15, 2008
Every so often, a movie comes along that knocks the wind out of you. Snow Angels is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 13, 2008
...the film's positive attributes were for me not quite enough to make up for the movie's unrelentingly grim tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
It feels sort of like a poor man's version of American Beauty, stripped of all the good parts and devoted only to a low-budget wallowing in misery that will leave you shell-shocked and depressed on your way out of the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
It's a hard movie to sit through at times, but if you're a fan of the actors, especially Rockwell, I believe you will find it a rewarding experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin McCarthy
June 1, 2008
Could they have made more of a slow, dull and boring film?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 6, 2008
'We love you no matter what your job is,' a character tells her son. That's a love that this very humanistic if dark film asks us to extend to everybody, even those whose sins invite outrage and disgust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
May 2, 2008
Might be (David Gordon) Green's best film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
May 1, 2008
For all its noble intentions and universal truths, Snow Angels is not a great movie. It's not a grand movie. It's barely a very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
April 26, 2008
There's a certain beauty in the bleakness, in the stark, snowy landscapes, and in the characters whose lives are just as barren.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 25, 2008
There is brutality in Snow Angels, but little bitterness. Like sunlight on ice, its painful beauty glints and stabs the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
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