“An Alright Movie. Not As Bad As I Thought.”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner - Entertainment Weekly
Snow Day fails both as arrested-development farce and as teen-age romantic comedy.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
Unless you have a craving to watch a sluggish Ski-Doo race or want to admire Chase dressed as a hula dancer, consider this the cinematic equivalent of yellow snow.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
There's little here to offend anyone, and even less here to excite anyone.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
The whole film seems pretty plastic, as if written by a computer.
Jay Carr - Boston Globe
Dean Essner - Houston Chronicle
Not high art, but not a bad choice if you've got a snow day.
Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News
Jeff Strickler - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Most of the material in the movie is so familiar it makes your teeth itch.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Young Grey is a firecracker of talent; Fisk delivers a lovely, unaffected performance, and Chriqui is a sparkling, doe-eyed beauty.
Lael Loewenstein - Variety
Gentle but funny family comedy.
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Kid comedy's light, fluffy, not very deep.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Not a waste of time, but not quite in control of its destination.
Tom Keogh - Film.com
Dean Essner - Globe and Mail
One of those low-intelligence pictures aimed squarely at the under-11 crowd that doesn't do much to endear itself to older viewers.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Snow Day isn't for teens, it's for the kids who aspire to be teens.
Robin Rauzi - Los Angeles Times
Dean Essner - Sight and Sound
Good family fun for a snow day.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Mark Halverson - Sacramento News & Review
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Derek Adams - Time Out
Beth Jones - Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
Edward Lawrenson - Sight and Sound
...you could do a lot worse.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
if only it snowed a couple more jokes
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
Dean Essner - Boston Phoenix
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
Chase's fans are likely to be appalled by the movie in store for them.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Parents expecting the generally smarter fare of previous Nickelodeon efforts like Harriet the Spy and Rugrats may be disappointed.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
A fun family film with the emphasis on family.
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Snow Day is an uninspired assembly of characters and story lines.
Roger Ebert - At the Movies
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Chris Koch's plodding direction is every bit as uninspired as Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi's script.
Bruce Feld - Film Journal International
Bob Bloom - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
Plenty of meandering around with nary a laugh in sight.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Kids just looking for fun may find it in Snow Day, which has the nutritional value of a Sno-Kone.
John Monaghan - Detroit Free Press
Lightweight but entertaining.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Snow Day is not a perfect film, but there's enough cleverness for adults to tolerate it, and kids will likely appreciate some of the more juvenile moments.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The attempted humor is a hodgepodge of predictable slapstick and TV-cartoon cliche.
James Hebert - San Diego Union-Tribune
Mike Ward - PopMatters
Adults might prefer to spend their time at home with a cup of instant cocoa and some long-awaited video.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
Greg Muskewitz - eFilmCritic.com
If Snow Day has a niche, it isn't quality; it's marketing.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
As this movie points out, time off is precious, so why waste it watching sub-par silliness?
Christine James - Boxoffice Magazine
Puts you to sleep more often than it tickles your funny bone.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Dean Essner - Empire Magazine
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
It has a redeeming touch of soulfulness to it.
Dave Kehr - Citysearch
Given the choice of seeing this movie again or eating the yellow snow . . . pass the catsup.
Tony Toscano - KUTV-TV
Lite, silly and forgettable.
Dean Essner - E! Online
Chase is so dull in this film, he looks as if he's sleepwalking.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
Russell Smith - Austin Chronicle
In its attempt to recreate the elation a blizzard brings to children, "Snowday" slips and slides all over itself.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
A zippy, irreverent time-filler.
Kevin Maynard - Mr. Showbiz
Dean Essner - Reel.com
Only one element of the typical brood -- the under-12 contingent -- may find this mild flurry amusing.
Brad Haynes - Orlando Weekly
Unsure what it wants to be, and never firmly finds its footing.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Hilarity does not ensue - details at 11:00.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Duck this snowball.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Chuck Walton - Hollywood.com
This engaging kid-eye view of 'the real winter miracle' is good family fun.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
An amusing, but utterly forgettable matinee.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
This is just an amalgam of three or four paint-by-numbers storylines we know by heart.
Graham Verdon - TNT's Rough Cut
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
Casting any movie for kids with both Elliott and Chevy Chase is the cinematic equivalent of child abuse.
John Anderson - Newsday
For those with the misfortune to see the inept new comedy Snow Day, the pleasant feelings associated with the title phrase may well be eradicated forever.
Scott Von Doviak - culturevulture.net
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Snow Day is good fun and a nice way to while away an afternoon.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
It's no masterpiece, and the story is nothing new, but Snow Day is mighty enjoyable.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
It's all but impossible to resist a movie in which a teenager sees something startling and is moved to exclaim, 'Man, oh man of La Mancha!'
Steve Simels - TV Guide's Movie Guide