The best-selling Norwegian novel by Jo Nesbo came out in 2010, an addition to his series about a detective named Harry Hole. In The Snowman, Hole is on the hunt for the killer of a young woman which takes place at the time of the first snowfall of the season. Hole is assisted by an ambitious recruit. Together they attempt to find the identity of this murderer who becomes known by the handle the Snowman because of his signature snowman figures at the scenes of his crimes.
Michael Fassbender plays Hole, a hard-bitten, chain-smoking alcoholic. His rookie partner, Katrine, is played by Rebecca Ferguson. Tomas Alfredson directs from a script by Peter Straughan, Hossein Amini, and Soren Sveistrup.
RottenTomatoes scored it at an abysmal 28 though audiences came in with a much healthier 72 per cent. The movie has a Cinemascore of B+. Opening day totals came in at 3.4 million.
The Snowman runs 1 hour 59 minutes and is rated R.