• 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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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
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
James Berardinelli
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Director David Gordon Green gives us glimpses into the lives of the characters populating his canvas but there's a feeling that he's only scratching the surfaces of stories that have deeper undercurrents.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 20, 2008
Fernando F. Croce

Frequently perched between the poetic and the twee, Green has been bitten by the Whimsy Bug

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Chris Barsanti

There are about two or three different films fighting for control of the screen during David Gordon Green's powerful but flawed Snow Angels

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2008
Nick Schager

Flails about in search of poetry.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

March 7, 2008
Jeff Bayer
Daily Herald (IL)

I just don't know anyone that I could recommend this sober film to go see. Yes, Rockwell is impressive, but it's in a role I would rather forget.

Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL) | Original Score: 5/10

March 4, 2008
Heather Huntington

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 Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 5/10

September 8, 2008
Kevin McCarthy

Could they have made more of a slow, dull and boring film?

Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio) | Original Score: 2/5

June 1, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Despite some foreshadowing in the opening scene, the film's change of key in the second half feels like a betrayal.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 7, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The plot becomes disjointed in the second half and suffers from tone changes. Still, the performances are compelling enough to make Snow Angels worth seeing.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

March 14, 2008
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...in the end the movie feels like tragedy propped up as art with overworked art direction and misdirected male actors.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

March 6, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the film's positive attributes were for me not quite enough to make up for the movie's unrelentingly grim tone.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

September 13, 2008
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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For a film full of murder, jealousy and fatalism, Snow Angels feels curiously small and anecdotal, and its impact diminishes as it nears its terrible conclusion.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

March 7, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Enough with these meek, banal exercises, David Gordon Green. Hit me with the sledgehammer in your heart.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 21, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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So do the final 15 minutes negate the power of all that's gone before? Unfortunately, yes. Unless, that is, you're in the mood to embrace awfulness. In which case, rock on.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

March 21, 2008
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

There are no joyous moments to balance the heavy-handed dose of everyday reality some people are forced to endure.

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March 26, 2008
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The movie entertains, albeit not in a way that will induce you to tell all your friends.

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March 26, 2008
Jurgen Fauth

Lacks distinctiveness that would lift it above middle-of-the-road domestic drama.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Green doesn't seem to be charting a recognizable world, only the contours of his own mind.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2008
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

October 1, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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