Despite The Falling Snow (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Despite The Falling Snow (2017)



Critic Consensus: Despite the Falling Snow's slick production and appealing cast struggle to elevate a feeble script, resulting in a Cold War thriller that never raises the temperature.

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In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician - and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya is young, beautiful - and a spy for the Americans. When she begins spying on Alexander, an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most. Based on Shamim Sarif's highly acclaimed novel by the same name.

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Rebecca Ferguson
as Katya/Lauren
Sam Reid
as Alexander
Charles Dance
as Old Alexander
Anthony Head
as Old Misha
Andrija Maricic
as Katya's Father
Luca Sarif
as Kattan-Alexei
Ariella Imerman
as Tchenguiz-Young Katya
Ethan Sarif
as Kattan-Yuri
Milos Andjelkovic
as KGB Agent 1
Vuk Toskovic
as KGB Agent 2
Ljubomir Todorovic
as Archive Guard
Tamara Krcunovic
as Receptionist
Zlata Numanagic
as Mrs. Ivanov
Mark Jax
as Editor
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (12)

Respectably put together but inert ...

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the kind of dud in which the bad decisions pile up as you watch.

April 1, 2017 | Full Review…

So tasteful it's torturous, Despite the Falling Snow is a Cold War espionage thriller for those who like their period-piece action airless and derivative.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the strong cinematography from David Johnson and costume design by Momirka Bailovic can't overcome a lifeless, poorly structured script from Sarif, based on her own well received novel.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite its best intentions, Shamim Sarif's Cold War spy melodrama wastes star Rebecca Ferguson's talents and charisma.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

So many shivery night-time clinches in Moscow fill Despite the Falling Snow's modest runtime, you wonder what proportion of the budget went on that ever-whirring snow machine.

April 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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