First Snow Synopsis
A roadside psychic tells a salesman (Guy Pearce) that he will die by winter's first snowfall.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
First Snow is essentially a short story with a metaphysical twist, but Pearce puts his fears more up front than any actor I can think of.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The actors, all strong, give the lyrical but never artificial dialogue the ring of life. Pearce is riveting as a go-getter who finds...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Movies like First Snow rise or fall on characters and atmosphere, and Fergus gets them both. But though the story's resolution does have...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Knowledge is not always a good thing and observing how one individual handles this unusual fantasy-tinged situation provides enough...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Fergus' thriller benefits from Pearce's high-strung performance and the stark New Mexico landscapes, but the story is familiar and the...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

First Snow is, above all else, one man's particular journey. Pearce is a valid and compelling guide but he can't carry the full load of the...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's a slow, moderately involving descent into the inevitable, with Pearce gamely trying to figure what's going on. Better him than me.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The story falters only at the end, but it's the ride, not the destination, that you remember and savor the most.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A neo-noir thriller long on atmosphere and short on production values.
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First Snow

By dee19912
I watched the opening at the Tribeca Film Festival last year and the film is awesome. The film grabs you and never lets go. Guy Pearce and William Fichtner were great. Go see the film...

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OK if your expectations aren't too high

By dgordon623
It was kind of interesting, it makes you think about what you'd do if you found out you had a short amount of time to live....

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Rated R | For language, some violence and sexuality
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Thoughtful, bleak thriller about fate and fear.
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