A fast-talking salesman (Guy Pearce) scrambles to avoid his fate after a roadside psychic (J.K. Simmons) tells him he will not live past winter's first snowfall.
" [Pearce maintains] our interest even as the film, in its final half hour, seems to take a few wrong turns on the highway. "
" A fresh, intelligent and thoroughly involving psychological thriller. "
" A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma. "
" A pointed little thriller with metaphysical pretensions, First Snow is shrewd enough to approach basic philosophical questions in sneaky, offhand ways. "
" A smart, tense modern film noir. "
" First Snow is a very worthy first film, and one that lingers in the mind long after the final fade-out. "
" 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. He keeps you poked and prodded with anxiety. "
" First Snow keeps audiences guessing - not necessarily about how the film will end but what path things will take to get there. "
" Guy Pearce continues his quirky, risk-taking ways with another very strong performance here. "
" I was beguiled by both the eerie moods and the striking compositions, which incorporate large stretches of empty space. "
" Offers the satisfaction of a compelling story well told. "
" The movie has a lovely paranoia about it that Pearce, as Memento and L.A. Confidential told us, is a master at conveying. "
" This is first-rate work from a talented actor who is fated to become a star. "
" ... this one foresees a bleak future for anyone fool enough to look into it. "
" [The filmmakers] pay homage to the genre without bringing much new to it. "
" Covers very familiar indie territory, but debuting director Mark Fergus covers with style. "
" First Snow starts out with a compelling premise but melts all too quickly. "
" Like a first snow, Mark Fergus's psychological thriller is unpredictable, but doesn't quite stick. "
" The film has some of the bleak inevitability of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but without the compelling characters and oddball twists. "
" Through it all, Pearce reminds us how good he can be in these obsessive parts. "
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