Snowman's Land
Snowman's Land (2012)

In this wry German dark comedy, Walter (Jürgen Rißmann) is a professional hitman who has just botched a job. Forced to leave the city, he reluctantly takes up an offer from eccentric crime boss Berger (Reiner Schöne) to protect his house… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 2012
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Any charm evaporates amid the rampant amorality.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Despite on-point performances, the story is too pitted with holes and loose ends to permit the film a bump from meh to marvelous.

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

A tonal hodgepodge ever at odds with itself, Tomasz Thomson's unctuous, tongue-in-cheek debut is far too self-satisfied with its jokes for any to really be funny.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Thomson is more successful at visual composition than narrative momentum; would-be sequences of black comedy are too stretched out to benefit from timing.

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Steve Erickson
Village Voice

Unfortunately, the images are more inviting than the narrative.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Fun, often droll crime thriller about a grungy slob of a hit man given an assignment in the remote, snowy Carpathian Mountains provides a nifty ride for both more demanding audiences and the usual suspects looking for raunchiness.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Just when it's lulled you into complacency, it springs back to life - and death.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

Tonally, Snowman's Land feels like a German throwback to a '90s indie, but without the energy-the pacing is languid to the point of aimlessness ...

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A gloomy comedy that's funnier in theory than in practice.

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