Smilla's Sense of Snow
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

Set in Copenhagen, this mystery thriller features mixed-blood Inuit Smilla, who has an uncanny sense for different kinds of snow. After visiting the scene where a boy plummeted to his death, she examines the snow and learns that it may not… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 28, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

This tough-to-peg whodunit keeps you going for two hours, despite a few James Bond-ish (or Jane Bond-ish) turns that play less preposterously than you might assume were they to be divulged.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fascinating setting and strong performances make up for the far-fetched plotting.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

The idiotic ending seems to belong to another movie.

Cole Smithey

Bad title, good movie.

Michael Dequina

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.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

An underrated and effective thriller, buoyed by a fine performance from Julia Ormond.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

An atmospheric and enjoyably preposterous mystery.

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Odd, atmospheric thriller that completely falls apart in the finale

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Reveals zeal to be a virtue when it is put into practice as service of others.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
The Best Movie I have seen for the Month of March, ranks as an all time high. Smilla is a star. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your chair. I… More
Bill Cavros
If it bothers you when you like a song and don?t know all the words to, this is not a movie for you. If you don?t mind humming your way through the verses to… More