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Snow Falling on Cedars
  • PG-13
  • 2h 7m
  • 1999
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Ethan Hawke stars in this "riveting tale of mystery" (FOX-TV) based on the award-winning best-selling novel. A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For Ishamael Chambers (Hawke), a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some startling clues that lead him to a shocking discovery. Co-starring James Cromwell, Sam Shepard and Max Von Sydow, Snow Falling on Cedars is "hypnotic, mesmerizing and inspiring" (ABC-TV).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Though Snow Falling on Cedars is beautiful to look at, critics say the story becomes dull and tedious to sit through.
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Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Boston Globe
Jay Carr
Fresh

It's second to none in its ability to specify a world and immerse us in it.

June 16, 2017
At the Movies
Roger Ebert
Fresh

Reveals itself with the complexity of a novel, holding its themes up to the light so that first on...

June 16, 2017
Film.com
Sean P. Means
Rotten

For all his artistic overkill, Hicks fails at the thing that made Shine a winner: he fails to make...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Good movie for adults and older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some battle scenes and a graphic amputation, and some inexplicit but intimate scenes of married couples having sex and teenagers making out.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Mystery, Drama
  • Release Date:December 22, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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