• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    David Gordon Green
    In Theaters:
    Jan 19, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 16, 2008
  • Warner Independent


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Snow Angels Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a movie that keeps its distance from the characters, so much that we can shudder at what we fear is to come but aren't really allowed to mourn the innocent trapped in this downward spiral.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2008
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Snow Angels, especially in its overwrought second half, merely wallows in unearned sadness.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

April 24, 2008
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

(David Gordon) Green's finest film in four attempts to pop the hood on human nature reveals not just conflicted human engines, but at least one character fighting to keep the wheels from coming off.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 21, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A perfect match of material and sensibility.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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It's well-made. Searingly acted. Potent. And by the time it was over, its climax realized at the water's edge of insanity and grief, I felt beaten about the head with sticks.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2008
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

Kate Beckinsale is too good for any of the guys in Snow Angels and too good for this movie.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: C+

April 11, 2008
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

[Director] Green knows how to convey a mood visually and develop tension with his camera. He just doesn't give people enough interesting things to say or know when to shut them up.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Worth seeing despite its flaws and the deep depression it's likely to leave you with.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B-

April 5, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

We find ourselves again in that classily downbeat indie-film world of American suburbia, where life has an archly banal quality and seething tensions bring about a tangible hush -- usually resulting in suffocated marriages and catastrophic violence.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2008
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

[Writer/director Green] has worked with cinematographer Tim Orr since his 2000 debut George Washington, but this time their trademark pastoral rhythms seem patchwork and the characters transparent.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2008
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Why put yourself through such a sad movie, no matter how well it's made? Because ... movies this moving are rare birds that don't pass this way too often.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 4, 2008
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It's hard to feel anything but frosty sentiments towards this melodrama, a rather chilly adaptation of Stewart O'Nan's well-regarded novel.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

April 3, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Yes, it's painful, but Snow Angels is so full of rich performances and characterizations that even gunshots can't kill its power.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

April 3, 2008
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The characters all share a sense of loneliness, sadness and impending doom. Like walking black holes, they are the types of people that you'd want to avoid if possible. [Avoid the movie too!]

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The charming and natural performance by Michael Angarano [provides] a necessary counterpoint to Sam Rockwell's patented grandstanding.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2008
David N. Butterworth

By the time this intense, well-made drama has run its inevitable course you might well want to collapse in the snow and wave your own arms up and down in surrender.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 2, 2008
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

This wonderfully distinctive filmmaker is suffering growing pains, trying to wrestle his meandering, oddball sensibilities into the requirements of conventional genre forms.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

March 29, 2008
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Snow Angels does nothing to alleviate the pall of depression that hangs over American movies.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: C

March 28, 2008
Marc Mohan

Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale are each as good as they've ever been as the central, troubled couple, and the rest of the cast also impresses.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

March 28, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The writing and the performances are such that as things go from bad (sad motel-room affairs) to worse (a 4-year-old gone missing), the film's characters get inside your skin, your soul. It's enough to make you want to cry.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 28, 2008
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