A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Weaver) and a man (Rickman) who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Derek Elley Lack of dramatic intensity is all the more surprising considering the emotional clout of helmer Marc Evans' two best movies, the chilling Resurrection Man and scarefest My Little Eye.
Desson Thomson This slow-burning character drama never gets as emotionally involving, or persuasive, as the moviemakers intend it to.
Richard Roeper The performances are terrific overall and the writing is pretty good, so just enough to recommend it.
Stephanie Zacharek This, apparently, is the kind of stretch our contemporary great actresses have to look forward to as they near 60.
Ella Taylor Marc Evans' indie drama, from a script by Angels Pell (who has an autistic son), keeps sidling up to the brink of mawkishness, then pulling back so nicely into Weaver's rich, hard-headed evocation of Linda's limitations.
Rex Reed Snow Cake suffers from the same faults that plague most Canadian films: It drones itself to death with the pace of a drunken ant, and the ending takes longer than to arrive than Christmas morning.
Trevor Johnston Screenwriter Angela Pell clearly has something to say about the way autism brings clear-sighted lack of prejudice and a childlike innocence, albeit often masked by seemingly irrational needs and drives.
Kirk Honeycutt The key dramatic moments feel as forced as they are predictable.