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Snow Falling on Cedars Reviews

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July 5, 2011
Shot either in extreme, eye-swelling close-ups or in excessively composed, arty landscapes, I now know more about the blood vessels in these actors' noses than I care to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 28, 2010
Good movie for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2004
... it powerfully re-creates the history, captures the essence of Guterson's characters, and carries us through hypnotized by breathtaking cinematography.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 12, 2002
...the movie is, for the most part, just unreasonably dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2002
Badly hobbled by an over-emphasis upon cinematic technique that obliterates the emotional undertow of the story.
March 23, 2001
Hicks and cinematographer Robert Richardson give this interdicted love affair an emotional immediacy with the sheer brute force of their images.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Dramatically inert.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Snow Falling on Cedars is a motion picture of great thematic and visual richness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Reveals itself with the complexity of a novel, holding its themes up to the light so that first one and then another aspect can be seen.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
For all his artistic overkill, Hicks fails at the thing that made Shine a winner: he fails to make us care.
January 1, 2000
Snow Falling is not a crowd-pleasing, or even audience-oriented, movie; it's a two-hour-plus mood piece.
January 1, 2000
Triumphs on nearly every level.
January 1, 2000
A great looking film.
January 1, 2000
Intelligent, balanced, and intriguing.
January 1, 2000
Exceedingly blurred rendering of a simply told, artful novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Everything seemed so mechanical.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
On an emotional level, Snow Falling on Cedars struck us deeply.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's beautiful -- but boring.
January 1, 2000
Scott Hicks's loud, bustling direction ensures there's no shortage of activity in his adaptation of Snow Falling on Cedars, but the inertia at the core of the movie is unmistakable.
January 1, 2000
The movie equivalent of a glossy, well-designed coffee table book.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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