“The Snowman” Podcast Movie Review

The Snowman

The Snowman (2017; Tomas Alfredson) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 5

Hello Mister Filmmaker.  You only shot 85 percent of the clues.  You are very bad at your job.

Winter Sports World Cup enthusiasts Daniel and Corky take their detective boxes to the snowy streets of Oslo for this week’s review of Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman.  This laughable murder-mystery stars Michael Fassbender as a damaged policeman hunting an ice-obsessed serial killer.  Meanwhile, Rebecca Ferguson co-stars as someone who may or may not die.

Throughout the episode, Daniel and Corky fail to make sense of a nonsensical movie less famous than its meme.  Elsewhere, your hosts discuss drunk-detective cliches, bet coffee beans on a character’s life, and do their absolute worst Buffalo Bill impressions.


U.S. theatrical release date: October 20, 2017

Domestic box office: $6.7 million (production budget: $35 million)

Critic scores7 on Rotten Tomatoes; 23 on Metacritic

This week’s beer: Prairie Flare gose (5.4% ABV)

IMDB synopsis: “Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.”

This week’s referenced movies: AlohaLet the Right One InTinker Tailor Soldier SpyThe Big SleepBasic InstinctThe Wings of the DoveDriveVibesThe Silence of the LambsBatmanSleepaway CampNymphomaniacMPulp FictionKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Ratings for The SnowmanDaniel: Double Dare; Corky: Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for The Snowman

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