The Snowman

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Muddled, dull serial killer thriller has gory violence.

R 2017 119 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 17+

Boring, yet violent crime thriller that doesn't get to the point.

This film was honestly terrible. It did not get to the point. In addition, the acting, plot, and suspense lacked. The film does contain some language. This includes some uses of f**k, s**t, and more. Plus the film contains some sexual situations. This includes a sexual scene where a woman rides on top of a man. Also, the film contains some brief nudity where a woman's bare breasts are shown. However, this film is very violent. This film contains grisly crime scenes with severed limbs and heads. Plus some brutal fights, as well as a suicide. Don't bother with this film, and it's best left for teens 17 and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+
It's okay but not the best.

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