The Snowman


Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 7%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 20%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 35098


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Rebecca Ferguson as Katrine Bratt
Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole
Val Kilmer as Rafto
Chloë Sevigny as Sylvia Ottersen / Ane Pedersen
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888.65 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by John Johnson 2 / 10

Borderline incoherent, incomprehensible & one of the worst-edited films ever

What happened to this movie ?

That's a much more interesting question, than anything this destroyed artifact has to offer…

Everything about this project looked so good: World class cast, director, cinematographer, editors, producers, writer, all based on a bestselling thriller: I couldn't wait to see it.

Executive producer Martin Scorsese even wanted to direct it himself years ago, so it couldn't possibly be bad, because that man knows his stuff, right?

I didn't read the novel and avoided any plot description because I wanted to enjoy a good thriller without knowing too much. But if anyone tells you, that he 'understood' the plot and character motivations of this mess, then you know he's lying or he's talking about the novel.

The director Tomas Alfredson - who did such a fantastic job on "Tinker, Tailer, Soldier Spy", which was hard to follow sometimes, too, but did make sense - said in an interview, that 10-15 % of the screenplay were not shot. No joke. And these were pretty important pages, it seems, because the lead characters sometimes behave in incomprehensible ways. What the motivation of the killer was, is still an enigma to me.

Because key scenes were missing, the producers probably thought: "Hey, we'll just hire the best editors and they'll solve the problem somehow!" Thelma Schoonmaker and Claire Simpson are indeed two of the best editors in the world, but if not even they could construct something like a story out of the footage, then something went deeply wrong during the shoot.

The footage itself looks great. Oscar winner Dion Beebe is at the top of his game here and every shot is artfully composed and feels just right: Cold, sinister, grey, realistic, but still beautifully stylized. We are talking here about award-worthy cinematography, no less.

The acting is good, too, especially the beautiful Rebecca Ferguson and Michael Fassbender, who is too young for this part, but gives a decent performance.

Yes, there are some ridiculous scenes, especially the idiotic showdown, where Harry Hole survives and catches the killer by pure coincidence, but good producers could have fixed this through re-shoots. They didn't even try, it seems. They just gave up, because it was a lost cause.

How could the producers, screenwriters and director destroy a project that had so much going for it ?

This is one of the worst films of the year & one of the strangest film artifacts ever released in cinemas. It could serve as an example for filmmakers how NOT to edit a film or how NOT to tell a story.

I only gave it 2/10 because of the cinematography & I felt sorry for the actors.

A crime against cinema.

Reviewed by Josh Barton 4 / 10

Started so promisingly too

The snowy white landscapes of Oslo seemed like the perfect setting for chilling crime thriller The Snowman, a film based on Jo Nesbø's novel of the same name. The trailers promised so much and with a lead actor like Michael Fassbender on board, it had the potential to be one of the most intense films of the year.

When Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is called to investigate a string of murders where the killer leaves snowmen as a calling card, he must delve into past cases to make a connection before the killer strikes again.

For a crime thriller to work, it must grip the audience right through to the end. The first half of The Snowman had my full attention, unsure of where the story was going to go or what would be revealed however, as the film drew on and revelations were made, it utterly lost me due to how lazy it became. They storytelling that felt so strong in the first half was totally absent in the second, none of the revelations as impactful as they should have been and the ending coming so abruptly. I hate the fact the film didn't seem to wrap up this story properly before closing with such a sequel baiting final scene.

As with Tomas Alfredson's previous films, the pacing is pretty slow however, unlike Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the consistence in quality isn't maintained throughout. Half an hour before the end I was ready for it to finish. Such a shame because this had such potential to be such a creepy thriller, instead the snowmen left as calling cards coming across as more comical than anything.

Coming to the performances, The Snowman isn't exactly let down at all. It's just they feel a little uninspired considering some of the actors working in the film. Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors working today but even if he looks as if he's given up on the film towards the end. I'm still waiting for a Fassbender performance as good as Steve Jobs, and that was two years ago now. While I don't think anyone gave a bad performance, the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones and J. K. Simmons were left a little too underused for my liking.

A film of two halves for me, starting so promisingly before fizzling out to such an unsatisfying finale, The Snowman is rather annoyingly one of the biggest disappointments of the year.

Reviewed by markmentzer-92583 6 / 10

Worth watching definitely not as bad as critics suggested

Never heard of this movie before seen it on the shelf in wal mart and bought it critics really tore it up but I enjoyed it it had a plot twist that I never seen coming it is a bit long winded and at parts a little slow and their was some obvious bad choices such as casting Val Kilmer while he was being treated for throat cancer as they have to voice over every time he talks which doesn't sound like him and doesn't always Match up however his character does have an extremely creepy look to him because of the cancer but aside from that it's pretty entertaining it's not exactly hair chilling wandering who the killer is but atleast I didn't figure it out until the end plus the location of Norway I think was a pretty good idea and a nice change up for a regular budget American film So all in all I would watch it my movie standard are fairly high I hate B movies usually if I buy a movie and don't like it it goes to the goodwill or online but I'm keeping this one so decide for yourself

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