• PG-13, 2 hr. 7 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Scott Hicks
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 1999 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 30, 2000
  • Universal Studios

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Snow Falling on Cedars Reviews

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Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Shot either in extreme, eye-swelling close-ups or in excessively composed, arty landscapes, I now know more about the blood vessels in these actors' noses than I care to.

Full Review Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 5, 2011
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com

While there is undoubtedly a fine movie to be made from Snow Falling on Cedars, this version, despite some of the acting and the photography, is not it.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Impeccably crafted but dramatically dull.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Too faithful to the many time shifts, plot points and layered meanings of David Guterson's best-selling novel, robbing the movie of dramatic tension.

January 1, 2000
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Everything seemed so mechanical.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Badly hobbled by an over-emphasis upon cinematic technique that obliterates the emotional undertow of the story.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A film that exploits its cinematic strengths -- exquisite photography, manipulative music, and a fractured narrative style -- at the expense of honest storytelling.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Dramatically inert.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Exceedingly blurred rendering of a simply told, artful novel.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Scott Hicks's loud, bustling direction ensures there's no shortage of activity in his adaptation of Snow Falling on Cedars, but the inertia at the core of the movie is unmistakable.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner

The film seems to be the work of a visual pack rat, stitched together in a feat of manic, roving impressionism that is much too polite to acknowledge the presence of anger.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Casting Hawke as Ishmael Chambers in a mediocre movie version of Snow Falling on Cedars is pretty much the kiss of death.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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I found much of it as dispiriting as a museum tour conducted in soporific tones by an overexposed TV pundit.

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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Snow fails as both mystery and star-crossed romance.

January 1, 2000
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 28, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie is, for the most part, just unreasonably dull.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 12, 2002
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Shawn Levy
Oregonian

For all the beauty it struggles to bring forth, Snow Falling on Cedars is painfully prosaic.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
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January 1, 2000
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

April 2, 2003
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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
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February 23, 2012

Irish Times

January 1, 2000

Movieline
January 9, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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