I have read in many reviews that the potential of the actresses and actors isn't fully exploited. I have to disagree once more.
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Michael Fassbender was convincing as desperate police officer who was struggling with his alcohol addiction, his complicated family situation and the complex case. He performed this character with its credible flaws and strengths in a very authentic way. Rebecca Ferguson was just as convincing as young, energetic and dynamic officer with a mysterious hidden agenda.
This actress also portrayed a credible character with amazing strengths and complex weaknesses. The supporting actresses and actors also did an excellent job from the pervert businessman to the disillusioned teenager. I would even go as far to say that this psychological thriller had some of the greatest acting performance and most interesting characters in recent memory. Add a constantly gloomy atmosphere, stunning landscapes in and around Bergen and Oslo and twisted finale and you have a very well- made genre movie.
The only reasons why this movie didn't get an even better rating are the fact that the first third of the movie overstays its welcome and takes too much time to introduce characters and get the actual story started and that the story itself isn't the most original one and at times quite predictable if you are familiar with other genre movies and novels.
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Obviously, the source material has to be blamed for the latter downside and not the script. That being said, The Snowman is an overall enjoyable thriller with a gloomy atmosphere, stunning landscapes and great acting performances. While it might not be among this year's greatest film, one should ignore overtly harsh and biased critics and give this movie a fair chance. Genre fans should at least appreciate it. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.
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Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Most Anticipated Horror Films of Share this Rating Title: The Snowman 5. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.
User Polls Most Anticipated Film: Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Harry Hole Rebecca Ferguson Katrine Bratt Charlotte Gainsbourg Arve Stop Val Kilmer Birte Becker James D'Arcy Josephine Becker Adrian Dunbar Edit Storyline 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Raymond Briggs's wintry hero comes to life and takes a young boy on an unforgettable adventure in this enchanting retelling for the very youngest listeners. Hardcover , 56 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Snowman , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Dec 18, Sarah Adamson rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the ladybird edition version of the Snowman story. This edition does have words to briefly tell the story and in some ways I appreciated that as it did make it an easy reader story to share with my child. The words were brief and relevant and made the most of the story. However the original Snowman story by Briggs is a book with no words. It is simply a picture book telling a simple yet very clear and beautiful story without needing someone's word interpretation as the illustrations speak This is the ladybird edition version of the Snowman story.
It is simply a picture book telling a simple yet very clear and beautiful story without needing someone's word interpretation as the illustrations speak for themselves and everyone gets to see their own understanding of the story. So beauty and love either way. I'm glad this version exists but also will "read" the picture only version in a few days so my daughter can interpret her own version of the story.
Feb 13, Regina Mascia rated it it was amazing. Great book - I absolutely loved it!
Dec 19, James Pickles rated it really liked it. I just love it. Incredibly short, magically significant, and adventurously timeless.
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Feb 12, Arlene rated it it was amazing. Feb 15, Jackie Mc rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this book! It's also a great TV programme, the new one is just as good. Gavin rated it did not like it Dec 27, Fran Wootton rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Kate Doyle rated it it was amazing May 20, Scott rated it liked it Dec 02, Karl Hickey rated it it was ok Jan 12,