The Snowman

Crime Drama Thriller


Detective Harry Hole investigates the murders of a serial killer who leaves ominous-looking snowmen at the scene of his crimes.

"The Snowman" is a soggy, sloshy mess. The essence of the source material is squandered in this film full of implausible and languid scenes, lacking any semblance of the atmosphere conducive to a suspenseful murder-mystery. A talented cast is wasted on a painfully convoluted narrative that omits any regard for the intelligence of its audience, spoon feeding obvious twists and glaring plot points. About as thrilling as a yellow snowball to the face.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 19th October 2017
Universal Pictures 119 mins