The Snowman

The Snowman

DVD - 2018
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When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, 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.

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ilovewhippets
May 20, 2018

A Disappointment! Waste of time! Gratuous, sadistic violence that was confusing to understand! I love North European Detective movies, but this is one was a big let down! A disappointing, confusing story!
The scenery and some stunts were good, though! Not worth to watch!

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TiborSpoon
May 20, 2018

Not a great movie. Slow, not suspenseful, ending seemed abrupt, characters were shallow. Pretty much a waste of time.

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samjenks
May 08, 2018

This mystery is set like a long British murder mystery. They go round the block a few 50 times.

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dennismmiller
May 01, 2018

I had heard that The Snowman was a supremely bad movie. It isn't. It certainly isn't good, offering moody visuals and solid understated performances but veering wildly between beating the audience over the head and leaving things completely unexplained. The film begins with the latter, an opening sequence in which characters we don't know perform a series of actions that seem entirely inexplicable, even if we were given the full context, which we never are. The result is that a supposedly tragic event becomes laughably absurd, setting a bad tone from the start. After that, the movie settles down somewhat, becoming a paint-by-numbers serial killer thriller, albeit one full of characters and plotlines that go nowhere and do nothing but distract from the central mystery. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the movie is that this was a deliberate decision by the filmmakers - while many of the subplots existed in the book, there they were all connected much more strongly.

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dakotarocket
Apr 28, 2018

Norway scenery was great...the rest....boring, slow...too artsy

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matcat44
Apr 24, 2018

looked like it was going to be cruel, dark, and dreary. Didn’t watch.

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dsw3914
Apr 21, 2018

If you like beautiful winter scenery with lots of snow, this is for you. If you don't like that, take a pass on this one. Very slow and draggy. Certainly not for anyone who knows nothing about Harry Hole and his background. I give this one a very generous 2 stars. All in all, very disappointing.

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lovee
Apr 17, 2018

This movie was crazy confusing and disappointing with such anticipation. It was just not what I expected and definitely not worth the wait.

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Lucik32
Apr 01, 2018

This movie was a let down. A very slow plot, depressing scenery and it was a piece of cake to figure out in the middle of the movie while using critical thinking, who was the serial killer. This was probably the main loss of the movie. Mind, there are lots of gruesome dead corpses, so check before letting your teens watching this.
Note there were many things in the movie unexplained: in the opening scene a woman, mentally ill living in the middle of nowhere let her child to be abused (and herself too) by a police officer and then she tried to take life of her child. Not clearly explained unless we assume she was mentally ill or madly in love with the police officer. Maybe you will catch that. We did not.
Expected more.

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DHahn
Mar 31, 2018

Compelling atmospheric thriller with a good story and acting. Great sets--definitely would not want to live in Norway! Brrrr...

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Lucik32
Apr 01, 2018

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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ilovewhippets
May 20, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Brutal, sadistic murder!

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jimg2000
Mar 13, 2018

Was it right for Sylvia Ottersen to kill her unborn child... simply because she couldn't keep track of who the father was?
-That was her choice.
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You have a woman who loves you. A boy who's devoted to you. Why did you abandon them?
-They deserve better.
Too easy.
-Because I'm selfish. I'm an addict. There isn't enough room for them.
You know, when I first saw your picture in the papers... with all those medals... I thought, "That man must have a perfect family."
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I need a case... to work on.
-I apologize for Oslo's low murder rate.

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