Snowman Review

Fellow movie-goers: Snowman left me cold, really disappointing.
3 Plot: Great story idea but was destroyed by this film.
7 Acting: Great job from all the actors working with what they had.
5 Directing: Not impressed by Tomas Alfredson
9 Cinematography: Beautifully shot, great angles; maybe the best part of the movie.
3 Pacing: Some parts are downright boring.

Here’s the premise: Harry Hole, an elite crime squad’s lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter and he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall

Disappointing is an understatement, THE SNOWMAN took a great story idea and destroyed it in almost every way. There are so many things wrong with this film that it would take forever to write about them; so the biggest issues for me are:

  1. It was billed as a suspense thriller, no suspense and no thrills!!!!
  2. The identity of the killer was way to easy to figure out, not good for a mystery.
  3. The serial killer aspect was not what we were led to believe by the advertising.
  4. At times, it was downright boring.

I will say that there were a few good elements to the movie, the acting was decent with what they had, the cinematography was awesome, and the opening scene was chilling and what I had hoped would set the tone for the film., but sadly it did not.

I cannot in good conscience recommend THE SNOWMAN in any way, but if you do have to see it, matinee.

Russell Lockhart


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