Snow Falling on Cedars

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16

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  1. SusanF.
    Mar 21, 2006
    10
    Mesmerizing film- beautifully done - provacative and above all heart wrenching movie.
  2. AbelV.
    May 10, 2003
    10
    Deciding to have a calm night a couple of weeks after i broke-up with someone special to me...I happen to run into this movie at my local movie-renting place. Snow Falling on Cedars is the most heartfelt, touching, powerfull, compelling, moving movie I have ever seen!! The music is haunting, the story is heartfelt and beautiful, I recomend it to any and everyone. And in my 'own' Deciding to have a calm night a couple of weeks after i broke-up with someone special to me...I happen to run into this movie at my local movie-renting place. Snow Falling on Cedars is the most heartfelt, touching, powerfull, compelling, moving movie I have ever seen!! The music is haunting, the story is heartfelt and beautiful, I recomend it to any and everyone. And in my 'own' rating scale of 1 to 10 it gets an 11! Astonishing and amazing...beautiful work by director: Scott Hicks. Expand
  3. AuroraB.
    Oct 8, 2002
    10
    A beautiful movie that tugs at the heart, and shows that first loves last forever...it was just amazing.
  4. LukeG.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    David Guterson's debut novel was a mirror image to this performance, Exquisitely directed! Scott Hicks you shall be very proud!
  5. RyanM.
    Sep 17, 2001
    8
    Hypnotically enthralling.
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. 40
    This badly muddled adaptation of a complex novel chases after Guterson's many skeins and themes with no unifying principle in mind.
  2. Reflective, deliberate, building gradually to a climax that left me touched.
  3. As cosmetically sanitized revisions of history go: This is as good as it gets.