Snow Falling on Cedars - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Snow Falling on Cedars Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Good movie for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... it powerfully re-creates the history, captures the essence of Guterson's characters, and carries us through hypnotized by breathtaking cinematography.
| Original Score: B+
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ben Falk
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
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-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 86/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Jaw-in-your-lap beautiful.
Top Critic
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
It's second to none in its ability to specify a world and immerse us in it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Snow Falling on Cedars makes its most powerful impression in totally silent stretches.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The film is at its best in courtroom scenes and related sequences, because it allows (the director and screenwriter) to examine race-relations issues both during and after the war.
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A riveting experience.
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
A work of considerable artistry.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
A truly transporting, layered, period drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Scrupulously, meticulously, caringly exposed on the negative, this picture is one of the richest cinematographic efforts of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
January 1, 2000
The best love story of 1999.
Full Review
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
My butt was a little numb, but my brain was engaged.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
February 23, 2012
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 2, 2003
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Movieline
January 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
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