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First Snow Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 18, 2007
A fate-obsessive film that would nearly register as existential were it not so resolutely low-key.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
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
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 4, 2007
Pearce's usual intense dedication to being in the moment aside, there's not a lot of there there.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 23, 2007
Covers very familiar indie territory, but debuting director Mark Fergus covers with style.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 5, 2007
First Snow starts out with a compelling premise but melts all too quickly.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
April 9, 2007
... this one foresees a bleak future for anyone fool enough to look into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 20, 2007
A moody psychological thriller about a salesman's paranoid attempts to circumvent his predicted demise, First Snow engages but underwhelms.
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
March 22, 2007
Fergus is blessed with a cast who can duck-and-weave with his shabby material.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Erin Clements
Time Out
April 7, 2007
Like a first snow, Mark Fergus's psychological thriller is unpredictable, but doesn't quite stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
April 7, 2007
A lousy Twilight Zone premise stretched mercilessly to 121 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 6, 2007
Seeing where the road leads, audiences will be forgiven for asking their own existential question: 'Is that all there is?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 9, 2007
In terms of the five stages of grief, Jimmy spends most of the film in denial and anger--understandably so--but it grinds First Snow into dramatic inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
April 5, 2007
For a movie concerned with such heady topics as fate, destiny, and mounting paranoia, it seems curiously reluctant to stick with the mystical.
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
April 6, 2007
"First Snow" has the makings of a complex psychological thriller, but it gets lost in moody atmospherics and an incomplete script.
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
March 24, 2007
It's quite admirable of Guy Pearce to try and eschew a Hollywood career, [but] if he keeps making films like First Snow...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 29, 2007
torpid where it should be tense, dull where it should be sharp, and so caught up with its big themes that it forgets to give them a compelling stage on which to play out
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 23, 2007
Standard issue drama that trashes all attempts at credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 5, 2007
First Snow echoes Pearce's signature film Memento just closely enough to suffer by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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