First Snow Reviews

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April 6, 2007
Scene for scene, Guy Pearce's performance opens up the movie's mostly regular ruminations on fate and free will.
April 6, 2007
First Snow keeps audiences guessing - not necessarily about how the film will end but what path things will take to get there.
April 5, 2007
A trusty, entertaining notch on the indie drama bedpost.
April 4, 2007
Speaks to metaphysical mysteries best left unsolved.
April 4, 2007
Thankfully that illusion is a good one, and although I would have preferred a slightly quicker pace and bit tighter of a finale all-in-all director and co-writer Mark Fergus has managed to craft an atmospherically moody success.
April 2, 2007
It's suspenseful and kind of scary.
April 2, 2007
The burden of keeping this schematically plotted tale's pulse lively falls on Pearce, who instills Jimmy with a brand of cheery, motormouthed deceitfulness and egotism that even a mother would loathe.
April 2, 2007
First Snow is a small film that deserves to find a big audience.
April 2, 2007
A neo-noir picture that won't entirely satisfy, but offers enough incidental pleasures to make it a moderately enjoyable trip to the dark side.
March 28, 2007
First Snow is essentially a short story with a metaphysical twist, but Pearce puts his fears more up front than any actor I can think of. He keeps you poked and prodded with anxiety.
March 28, 2007
First Snow is a very worthy first film, and one that lingers in the mind long after the final fade-out.
March 26, 2007
First rate, incredibly intense and unrelenting thriller guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
March 23, 2007
A small film with Hitchcock-ian overtones, but it's got a strong pulse and keeps you wondering beyond its end.
March 23, 2007
With its quiet, unassuming style and brooding intelligence, First Snow isn't the kind of movie that announces itself, but it's well worth seeking out, especially for moviegoers who complain that 'they' don't make movies for grown-ups anymore.
March 23, 2007
A psychological thriller with the message that knowing about your impending death has a way of focusing your life and making everything supercharged with meaning.
March 23, 2007
A pointed little thriller with metaphysical pretensions, First Snow is shrewd enough to approach basic philosophical questions in sneaky, offhand ways.
March 23, 2007
A fresh and surprisingly effective character-driven thriller featuring Guy Pearce in one of his strongest roles since Memento.
March 23, 2007
"First Snow" leaves you with faintly haunting thoughts, which is nice -- one's always thankful for that rare movie that leaves you with any thoughts at all.
March 22, 2007
Held aloft by great acting and pretty good writing by director Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.
March 22, 2007
First Snow is solidly made -- which, for this sort of film, is nothing to sneeze at -- but it doesn't leave that strong an impression either. It's a decent freshman effort.
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