First Snow

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3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Like a first snow, Mark Fergus’s psychological thriller is unpredictable, but doesn’t quite stick. Fast-talking salesman Jimmy (Pearce) has a strange encounter with a mysterious psychic (Simmons), who predicts that Jimmy’s life will end when the titular precipitation occurs. Initially dismissing the soothsayer as a charlatan, Jimmy soon begins to dwell on the morbid reading, which inspires him to confront past mistakes, mend old rifts and question man’s control over destiny. A skilled performance by Pearce makes Jimmy’s existential crisis compelling, but ultimately, the film has more style than substance. (Opens Fri; Click here for venues.) — Erin Clements

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