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Snow Day (2000)

tomatometer

28

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 65
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 47

Weak assembly of characters and story lines made this movie forgettable and silly.

20

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 20
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 16

Weak assembly of characters and story lines made this movie forgettable and silly.

audience

27

liked it
Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 49,330

My Rating

Movie Info

It's the day children dream of and parents dread: a sudden snowstorm causes the cancellation of school, giving kids a day off and their folks one more thing to worry about. Snow Day traces what happens in an upstate New York town when a thick layer of white stuff forces local schools to take a day off. Fifteen-year-old Hal Brandston (Mark Webber) is crazy about Claire Bonner (Emmanuelle Chriqui), the prettiest girl in his tenth-grade class, who already has a boyfriend -- the class jock and BMOC.

PG,

Comedy, Kids & Family

Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi

Oct 3, 2000

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All Critics (79) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (47) | DVD (10)

Snow Day is an uninspired assembly of characters and story lines.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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The whole film seems pretty plastic, as if written by a computer.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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Most of the material in the movie is so familiar it makes your teeth itch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Good family fun for a snow day.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

...you could do a lot worse.

November 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

if only it snowed a couple more jokes

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

Puts you to sleep more often than it tickles your funny bone.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

In its attempt to recreate the elation a blizzard brings to children, "Snowday" slips and slides all over itself.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

For those with the misfortune to see the inept new comedy Snow Day, the pleasant feelings associated with the title phrase may well be eradicated forever.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

An amusing, but utterly forgettable matinee.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Chris Koch's plodding direction is every bit as uninspired as Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi's script.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The attempted humor is a hodgepodge of predictable slapstick and TV-cartoon cliche.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Chase's fans are likely to be appalled by the movie in store for them.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Unsure what it wants to be, and never firmly finds its footing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

Given the choice of seeing this movie again or eating the yellow snow . . . pass the catsup.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
KUTV-TV

If Snow Day has a niche, it isn't quality; it's marketing.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Only one element of the typical brood -- the under-12 contingent -- may find this mild flurry amusing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Audience Reviews for Snow Day

"Snow Day" is a very kid-friendly film that celebrates the joy of the winter season, while also following every single romance cliche in the book. This film feels like half kid-comedy and half teen-soap. The acting is ham-handed and the script is thin, but it has just the right amount of heart and spirit to keep it afloat. The fan base of this film comes directly from kids between the ages of 8 and 14, where the jokes are understandable, before they become laughably cheesy. Many of these actors have gone on to do something big, and for me, this film is a big nostalgia piece. I have a blast watching these characters journey through an event-filled day off school. It's a dumb fun movie that everyone can turn their brains off and enjoy. There is just something about it that clicks.
December 1, 2012
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

"Snow Day" centers around a bunch of kids who aren't sick, but they are sick of school. They live in upstate New York, so it would have to snow a whole lot for schools to be cancelled due to the white stuff. But it would be a dream come true if only classes were closed for a day or two. Well, that just happens when all of a sudden, it snows several inches, closing the schools. But how long will schools be closed? Oh yeah, and don't forget that anything can happen on a snow day.
"Snow Day" has several subplots aside from schools just being closed. Chevy Chase stars as a meteorologist who envies a more popular weatherman, one guy will stop for nothing on his way to try and earn a date with his dreamgirl, and a few kids don't like the snow plow man.

Since I live in the southeast, it doesn't take much more than just a few snow flakes to make everybody head to the grocery stores and to shut just about everything down. When I used to be in school, I had a few snow days, but none of them were as action-packed as the one in "Snow Day" the movie.

"Snow Day" isn't a bad movie, but it is more geared towards the younger generation that can still enjoy the benefits of a real snow day, but adults can enjoy the movie too. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001.
September 11, 2009
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

Damn funny.
August 6, 2007
gatorgirl13

Super Reviewer

A light-hearted and low-budget comedy. It's filler for the kids, I suppose. There's nothing too memorable in this thing.
July 4, 2007
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