Metacritic Movie Ratings
First Snow Reviews

3.0

58

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen 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

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterSheri 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 himself trapped between a murky past and a future defined by ambition.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Knowledge is not always a good thing and observing how one individual handles this unusual fantasy-tinged situation provides enough compelling drama to make Mark Fergus' debut feature a source of suspense, intrigue, and philosophical musing.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael 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 irony and even a certain power, it lacks the charge, the Serlingesque "gotcha," that it needs.

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