Crime Drama Horror Mystery Thriller
When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
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Nice, moody thriller.
The movie has a rapid pace from the first 2 minutes. You start to have
ideas of who can be the snowman and with each scene you will change
your mind. Loved the fact that it's not that easy to understand the
action with back and forth pieces of the puzzle.Not many will understand it! But those who will will appreciate how
stunning the scenes where created.
Universal Movie Studio's Horror Specialists make a house call to . . .
The snowy white landscapes of Oslo seemed like the perfect setting for
chilling crime thriller The Snowman, a film based on Jo Nesbø's novel
of the same name. The trailers promised so much and with a lead actor
like Michael Fassbender on board, it had the potential to be one of the
most intense films of the year. When Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) is called to investigate a string
of murders where the killer leaves snowmen as a calling card, he must
delve into past cases to make a connection before the killer strikes
again.For a crime thriller to work, it must grip the audience right through
to the end. The first half of The Snowman had my full attention, unsure
of where the story was going to go or what would be revealed however,
as the film drew on and revelations were made, it utterly lost me due
to how lazy it became. They storytelling that felt so strong in the
first half was totally absent in the second, none of the revelations as
impactful as they should have been and the ending coming so abruptly. I
hate the fact the film didn't seem to wrap up this story properly
before closing with such a sequel baiting final scene.As with Tomas Alfredson's previous films, the pacing is pretty slow
however, unlike Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the
consistence in quality isn't maintained throughout. Half an hour before
the end I was ready for it to finish. Such a shame because this had
such potential to be such a creepy thriller, instead the snowmen left
as calling cards coming across as more comical than anything.Coming to the performances, The Snowman isn't exactly let down at all.
It's just they feel a little uninspired considering some of the actors
working in the film. Michael Fassbender is one of the best actors
working today but even if he looks as if he's given up on the film
towards the end. I'm still waiting for a Fassbender performance as good
as Steve Jobs, and that was two years ago now. While I don't think
anyone gave a bad performance, the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Val
Kilmer, Toby Jones and J. K. Simmons were left a little too underused
for my liking.A film of two halves for me, starting so promisingly before fizzling
out to such an unsatisfying finale, The Snowman is rather annoyingly
one of the biggest disappointments of the year.
Visually stunning & constant tension
It is a class thriller and gripping till the end. It is one of the
finest in the class of thriller movies in terms of screenplay,
photography and last but not least the story telling mechanism is
stylish. Mystery is held tight and never could be revealed.Worth for the money. I think the world of movie review must lay out
certain key indicators to be fair and honest and give true review The
only shock was the general review I saw about this movie but what I saw
was pretty cool. Coolest scenic beauty of European cities and cold
winter snow added to the mystery value including some lifestyle and
culture exposure for the audience. There is still room for improvements but the catch is deliberate
subtleties pumped in the screenplay to confuse and keep biting the
nails till end with some release of pressure from time to time to
introduce new complexities. Overall a refreshing movie for thrill seekers..
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Started so promisingly too
The original material the film is based on, "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo,
is a gripping thriller brilliantly composed with complex characters.
However, this film adaption lacks everything. Frankly, there is very
little left of the original story. The scriptwriters not only tampered
with the plot, but altered characters as well. It is an entirely
different story that is badly constructed with gaping holes in the
plot. Without having read the book, I'd imagine it would be slightly better
with decent performances from the actors. Shame that had such an awful
script to work with.