First Snow Reviews

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April 26, 2007
Brings little new to the genre apart from another outstanding performance by Pearce.
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.
April 20, 2007
...the interest dissipates pretty quickly and the movie becomes a dreary plod...
April 12, 2007
It's a film of great promise, but loses dramatic circulation the longer it spends time chasing its own tail.
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.
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.
April 9, 2007
... this one foresees a bleak future for anyone fool enough to look into it.
April 9, 2007
Fergus builds suspense, especially in the first half of the film, but then he falls to assumptions and suppositions ...
Top Critic
April 7, 2007
Through it all, Pearce reminds us how good he can be in these obsessive parts.
April 7, 2007
Like a first snow, Mark Fergus's psychological thriller is unpredictable, but doesn't quite stick.
April 7, 2007
[The filmmakers] pay homage to the genre without bringing much new to it.
April 7, 2007
A lousy Twilight Zone premise stretched mercilessly to 121 minutes.
April 6, 2007
"First Snow" has the makings of a complex psychological thriller, but it gets lost in moody atmospherics and an incomplete script.
April 6, 2007
Seeing where the road leads, audiences will be forgiven for asking their own existential question: 'Is that all there is?'
April 5, 2007
First Snow starts out with a compelling premise but melts all too quickly.
April 5, 2007
First Snow echoes Pearce's signature film Memento just closely enough to suffer by comparison.
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.
April 4, 2007
Pearce's usual intense dedication to being in the moment aside, there's not a lot of there there.
April 3, 2007
Very little happens, and it happens very slowly.
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
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