First Snow
First Snow (2007)

Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. Although Jimmy… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 27, 2007
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Critic Score
58%
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User Score
41%


Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In First Snow, an interesting premise gives way to a slow and tedious noir that adds little to the genre.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The movie has a lovely paranoia about it that Pearce, as Memento and L.A. Confidential told us, is a master at conveying.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A smart, tense modern film noir.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Predictability hangs over Mark Fergus's skillful debut feature, but not enough to detract from the intensity of the mood, the rhythm, and the performances.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

A fresh, intelligent and thoroughly involving psychological thriller.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The film has some of the bleak inevitability of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but without the compelling characters and oddball twists.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A first rate thriller, First Snow is about a man haunted by his past who revisits it in a bid to change his destiny. It's a terrific role for Guy Pearce, who ably carries the film on his shoulders

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I was beguiled by both the eerie moods and the striking compositions, which incorporate large stretches of empty space.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

First Snow is an auspicious directorial debut for Mark Fergus. It will be interesting to see what he does next.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
this was an intense film. everytime i see piper perablo on screen i like her more, and guy pearce is going to be a great actor for a considerable period of… More
Taylor Bond
A slept on flick. Guy Pearce is a beast.
Edward Boxler
It's engaging enough, but it never hits any real payoff.
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
This was a movie...that you either like or don't..as with any other, however it also might appeal to those who delve a little deeper into the subject at… More
paul sandberg
An interesting premiss with some nice cinematography gets bogged down by suppositions and some absurd plot contrivances, making me feel uninvolved and being… More
Curtis Lilly
Entertaining, but nothing exceptional. Love that J.K. Simmons.