Smilla's Sense of Snow
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Julia Ormond stars as Copenhagen resident Smilla Jasperson, a reclusive, half-Inuit scientist who befriends a neglected Inuit boy who lives in her building. Arriving home from work one day, Smilla is mortified to learn that the boy has died in a fall from the building's roof. Suspicious because she knows that her young friend was afraid of heights, Smilla probes into the "accident." Her only ally is an enigmatic man known as the Mechanic (Gabriel Byrne), who also lives in the building and seems sympathetic. Smilla discovers that the boy's family is connected to a mining… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bad title, good movie."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A truly outlandish twist that would be more at home in a no-brainer Hollywood action film than in what purports to be an intelligent adult thriller."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"An underrated and effective thriller, buoyed by a fine performance from Julia Ormond."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"If you can be satisfied with just the film's atmosphere, then you might feel adequately nourished."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An atmospheric and enjoyably preposterous mystery."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Odd, atmospheric thriller that completely falls apart in the finale"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Reveals zeal to be a virtue when it is put into practice as service of others."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Fascinating setting and strong performances make up for the far-fetched plotting."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"The idiotic ending seems to belong to another movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Don't think too much about it, and you'll be fine."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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