Movie Review: ‘The Snowman’

With a promising premise, a director with a good track history, and a talented group of actors, it is truly unfortunate that The Snowman, much like the stunted, child-like snowmen left by our killer, is such a mess.

The Snowman is a whodunit thriller that centers on a struggling alcoholic police detective (played by Michael Fassbender) who is looking for a new case to set him straight. He ends up getting it in the form of a serial killer targeting young, beautiful mothers with complicated personal lives. The killer’s MO? Before he dismembers his victims, he makes them a snowman. The film is an adaptation of Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s crime novels and directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy).

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