Snow Cake
Snow Cake (2006)

Alex is a quiet, brooding man struggling to come to terms with a fatal car crash in which he played a part. In the aftermath of this harrowing ordeal, he comes to stay in a small Canadian town with Linda, a highly functioning autistic woman… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 8, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sigourney Weaver gracefully undertakes a difficult role, while the rest of the cast lifts the histrionic plot into something worthwhile.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A heartfelt but utterly predictable indie drama.

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Derek Elley

Lack of dramatic intensity is all the more surprising considering the emotional clout of helmer Marc Evans' two best movies, the chilling Resurrection Man and scarefest My Little Eye.

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Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

As a misfits-bonding flick, Snow Cake isn't bad, but anyone with a genuine interest in autism will find it a frustrating experience.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's essentially a vehicle for a dedicated cast, but occasionally it's more than that.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Overly forced, a shade too whimsical, but filling a void other words and other movies haven't the nerve or errant taste to confront.

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Heather Huntington

Often with the feel of a stage play, Snow Cake is a delicate little drama that shows real understanding of its characters.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Weaver makes Linda her own, alternating between off-putting brashness, engaging honesty and bursts of spontaneous, childlike behavior.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This slow-burning character drama never gets as emotionally involving, or persuasive, as the moviemakers intend it to.

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Jules Brenner

a worthy effort toward bringing an increasingly prevalent disorder to filmgoers' attention

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
This is the story of a man meeting with the autistic mother of a hitchhiking girl who died in his car after an accident. Outstanding acting performances,… More
familiar stranger
Could have been better with a tight editing & a better casting. The actress playing Linda, an autistic, was a disastrous miscast, IMO.
Cynthia S.
Oh my goodness do I love a nice drama! Throw in Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and I am in my glory!! Sigourney did a great job playing a sometimes crazy,… More
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Randy Tippy
"Dazlious!" The real beauty of this film is in the fleshed-out richness of the characters. It works because you're taken in by Vivienne's… More
Cherry Darling
Linda: "Do people like you Alex?" Alex: "Not much, no." Linda: "I'm not surprised. It's because those glasses don't look… More