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First Snow Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
The movie has a lovely paranoia about it that Pearce, as Memento and L.A. Confidential told us, is a master at conveying.
| Original Score: 4/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Predictability hangs over Mark Fergus's skillful debut feature, but not enough to detract from the intensity of the mood, the rhythm, and the performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 29, 2009
A first rate thriller, First Snow is about a man haunted by his past who revisits it in a bid to change his destiny. It's a terrific role for Guy Pearce, who ably carries the film on his shoulders
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
December 4, 2007
A fresh, intelligent and thoroughly involving psychological thriller.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
I was beguiled by both the eerie moods and the striking compositions, which incorporate large stretches of empty space.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 30, 2007
A smart, tense modern film noir.
| Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 23, 2007
First Snow is an auspicious directorial debut for Mark Fergus. It will be interesting to see what he does next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 26, 2007
Brings little new to the genre apart from another outstanding performance by Pearce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 26, 2007
The film has some of the bleak inevitability of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but without the compelling characters and oddball twists.
| Original Score: C
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 23, 2007
First Snow is a sharp thriller with abstract pretentiousness. The writers were clever enough to approach a simple philosophical question in a devious and brusque way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 20, 2007
A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 20, 2007
...the interest dissipates pretty quickly and the movie becomes a dreary plod...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2007
The subdued ending might disappoint those hoping for a more lively denouement, but really, it seems just right for a tale as chilly as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
April 14, 2007
Offers the satisfaction of a compelling story well told.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 13, 2007
[The filmmakers] raise intriguing questions about fate and destiny, and they get a soulful performance from Pearce.
| Original Score: 3/4
Betsy Bozdech
April 13, 2007
Fate plays havoc with a salesman's existence in [this] bleak psychological thriller about life and death in the New Mexico desert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
April 12, 2007
It's a film of great promise, but loses dramatic circulation the longer it spends time chasing its own tail.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 12, 2007
Co-screenwriter/director Mark Fergus isn't able to build any palpable tension. And the fact that we're not really rooting for his protagonist to survive works against the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
April 12, 2007
Takes a silly premise -- a fortune teller predicts imminent doom! -- and spins it into a thoughtful, intelligent story about fate vs. free will.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 12, 2007
This is first-rate work from a talented actor who is fated to become a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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