100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Green is a rare bird in American filmmaking: a humanist who knows how to tell a story.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
David Gordon Green's captivating winter-chill tragedy, is a tale that encompasses murder, divorce, adultery, alcohol abuse, mental breakdown, and the disappearance of a small child. In other words, it's downbeat enough to make the recent Oscar-nominated films look like party games.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Disturbingly good. The writing and the performances are such that as things go from bad (sad motel-room affairs) to worse (a 4-year-old gone missing), the film's characters get inside your skin, your soul. It's enough to make you want to cry.
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88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
All of these actors are incredibly fine, and as a confirmed Beckinsale non-fan, I'm obliged to say that she really knocked me out here.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Revelatory as well as unsettling.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Snow Angels succeeds because of the depth of its well-drawn characters. With no cinematic sugarcoating, it's an organic story that draws us in to these people's lives, as flawed and destructive as they may be.
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63

New York Daily News

It does give Sam Rockwell another opportunity to creep us out, and Kate Beckinsale a new shot at believability. Too bad the movie around them meanders.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Frankly, Snow Angels is a downer. This isn't inherently a negative - after all, some of the cinema's most powerful motion pictures are downbeat. However, in this case, there's no emotional force behind all the gloom - just a sense that something's missing.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I left as frustrated as that band teacher is at the beginning of the movie. Enough with these meek, banal exercises, David Gordon Green. Hit me with the sledgehammer in your heart.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An intriguing and somber tale of disintegrating and disappointing relationships fused with a coming-of-age story.
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67 out of 100
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