Snow Cake Synopsis
A traumatized Briton (Alan Rickman) tells a Canadian (Sigourney Weaver) that her daughter has died.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman imbue screenwriter Angela Pell's characters with a quiet authenticity that's surprisingly moving.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Most noteworthy for the performance of Sigourney Weaver as Linda, an autistic woman.
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Film Threat

Rickman and Weaver sell it, and the utterly heart wrenching finale is the big pay off, and the experience is worth it.
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Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
Modest but well wrought and witty, Snow Cake is full of unexpected moments and clever observations.
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Village Voice

Does sidle up to the brink of mawkishness, but it pulls back so nicely into Weaver's rich, hard-headed evocation of Linda's limitations.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
In the end, Weaver provides a moving and sensitive portrait of one person out of an estimated 400,000 in America with this mental disorder...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Snow Cake is dazlious, too: overly forced, a shade too whimsical, but filling a void other words and other movies haven't the nerve or...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Alan Rickman holds the film together.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The mental and physical landscape would do justice to an Atom Egoyan film, but in this film, the key dramatic moments feel as forced as...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An awfully tidy, infernally sparkly study in skewed blessings, made manifest by Committed Acting from Sigourney Weaver.
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The Perfect Movie

By londonlover
I saw Snow Cake at the Edinburgh Film Festival this past summer and was stunned. I love Alan Rickman, so that was the main reason I wanted to see it. It was perhaps the best movie I have ever seen....

A must see

By ABAmommy
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Best in years

By beverlydiane515
Saw this at the Philly film fest. Maybe the best film I have seen in years. It was so good, so moving, so great....

see it now

By siddharthat
this a a stunning film on so many levels. I am no promoter but i was waiting for this Friday to drive out to the indie theater an hour away until DirecTV started a new channel that allows you to...

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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Autistic woman shows grieving adults how to live.
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