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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deadbabydoll
Nov 29, 2018

Gorgeous Norwegian scenery and good actors can't save this muddled plot. Just a basic story about a serial killer who kills women and the broken cop on his trail. You've seen this before.

VaughanPLDavidB Sep 30, 2018

This movie is set in Norway in the winter, so it is bleak but beautiful, the perfect setting for cold-blooded murder. Unfortunately, the setting and scenery are the best parts of this movie. In general there is a lack of tension, the storyline of the red-herring suspect is clumsy, and even after the murderer is revealed, it's not clear why he has chosen his particularly brutal method of killing. You won't be wasting your time watching this, but it's not outstanding.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 27, 2018

This drama/mystery film is in a way quite literally about the life cycles of a snowman, but tries to do so in more of a crime/thriller kind of way. When I first heard about this movie I felt like it had promise, but as I started to watch it, it seemed like a lot of missed opportunities to do something else with the storyline. Some of the scenes in this movie were actually quite scenic and interesting which did help you stay connected to the story, but for the most part it was just very disappointing. I would rate this movie 2/5 stars and recommend it to those who are willing to fill in the missing pieces throughout the film. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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misatim
Aug 07, 2018

Some very big names and great acting. The site scenes are beautiful and perfect for a hot summer day. I found the story lacking as in the first 20 mins you know who "dun it". But the acting is worth the watch.

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Doobie2_0
Aug 04, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie.

You used to be able to dismiss this kind of film as a "made-for-TV movie." But now since television, at least some cable, is so much better than it used to be, it's not a pejorative anymore. This is an awful film. It's tacky, tired and threadbare. The only interesting thing -- and I'm a Michael Fassbender fan -- is how unusual looking Val Kilmer has become.

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SF_READER
Jun 06, 2018

This is a bad adaptation of the book by Jo Nesbo.

For starters, the movie already mispronounced his last name.

It's Hoe-lay not Hole like an opening.

Great book....very bad movie.

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lakeland53
Jun 03, 2018

Filmed in Norway, during winter. The writer & director wanted to follow the book. Interesting plot, very cold, neat scenery, which adds to the drama of this murder mystery. I enjoyed the characters, and the comments at the end of the film.

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D_Kyle
May 29, 2018

This moody, atmospheric rendition of Jo Nesbo's iconic Nordic Noir novel varies somewhat from the original, but the chill certainly seeps in: winter in Norway is so very cold. Split between Bergen and Oslo, the story follows the crimes of an established serial killer whose cases begin to multiply as his m.o. is more closely studied. Harry, a self-destructive, but brilliant detective takes on a rookie colleague with an agenda of her own and together they close ranks on the perpetrator as the snow deepens.
Yes, there are holes in the plot, and inconsistencies in filming as well, but I’m willing to suspend my demand for realism when it comes to Nordic Noir, and I was pleased on the whole. There are a few scenes of gore and suspense, the scenery is stark and lovely, the acting is fair and the actors easy on the eyes. Dynamics of the investigative team are omitted and may have contributed to a tighter plot line, but may have made the movie unnecessarily long. Certainly not a half-star movie unless you’re quite picky!

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hiphopjehovah
May 27, 2018

These reviews are worse then the movie was. Not as bad as most people are saying. Not great either. However, it is completely expained at the end. Not sure why some thought it was full of unanswered questions.

If your looking for a scary movie, this isn't it. Not even suspenseful. WHO LABELS THESE MOVIES ANYWAYS? It is found in the Horror section and should be found in Crime, DRAMA or Mystery. IT IS NOT A HORROR FLICK. The library is really bad at labeling movies.

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hiphopjehovah
May 27, 2018

hiphopjehovah thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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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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