The Snowman Director: Tomas Alfredson Screenwriter: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, David Dencik, James D’Arcy, J.K. Simmons Distributor: Universal Pictures Rated R | 119 Minutes Release Date: October 20, 2017
A good mystery thriller has us on the edge of our seats and has us convinced we know who the criminal is at some point in the movie only to realize it wasn’t who we thought it was. It builds upon itself with great characters giving more than terrific performances. And it has a story that keeps us engaged for the entire duration.
But Tomas Alfredson‘s adaptation of Jo NesbÃ¸‘s The Snowman is anything but the aforementioned qualities. It is sporadic, horribly paced, and lacks any sort of structure. Instead, we are given a fairly predictable film that feels like it was just piled on top of each other trying to pass itself off as a decent movie. My full review below.
Universal has released the first trailer for Tomas Alfredson‘s (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) The Snowman. The film is based on the popular novel written by author Jo NesbÃ¸, which sees Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigating the disappearance of a woman, who appears to be in connected to a series of murders where the killer leaves behind a bloody snowman as a calling card.