Snow Falling on Cedars Synopsis
A reporter covers a murder trial and learns that the man's wife was his childhood sweetheart.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The kind of richly layered film that Hollywood seldom attempts, much less brings off. But it's more than brought off here in grand, solid...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Uusually satisfying in the way it unfolds.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Reflective, deliberate, building gradually to a climax that left me touched.
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62

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Too chilly and distanced to build the emotional impact it would like to have.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A prettily photographed yet morbidly gloomy movie.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Ultimately there's something too measured, too controlled in his film.
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50

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Compelling almost in spite of itself, thanks to the impressionistic imagery of cinematographer Robert Richardson.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Exceedingly blurred rendering of a simply told, artful novel.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Movies made from serious novels are often ridiculed as unworthy of their sources, but this one may be too worthy -- too reverent, too...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sensuality, Disturbing Images and Brief Strong Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Good movie for adults and older teens.
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