“An Alright Movie. Not As Bad As I Thought.”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Boston Phoenix
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.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
If Snow Day has a niche, it isn't quality; it's marketing.
Sue Pierman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Only one element of the typical brood -- the under-12 contingent -- may find this mild flurry amusing.
Brad Haynes - Orlando Weekly
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
Parents expecting the generally smarter fare of previous Nickelodeon efforts like Harriet the Spy and Rugrats may be disappointed.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Puts you to sleep more often than it tickles your funny bone.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
The attempted humor is a hodgepodge of predictable slapstick and TV-cartoon cliche.
James Hebert - San Diego Union-Tribune
Snow Day is an uninspired assembly of characters and story lines.
Roger Ebert - At the Movies
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Chuck Walton - Hollywood.com
Unsure what it wants to be, and never firmly finds its footing.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Snow Day is good fun and a nice way to while away an afternoon.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
It has a redeeming touch of soulfulness to it.
Dave Kehr - Citysearch
This is just an amalgam of three or four paint-by-numbers storylines we know by heart.
Graham Verdon - TNT's Rough Cut
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
Greg Muskewitz - eFilmCritic.com
Bob Bloom - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Chase is so dull in this film, he looks as if he's sleepwalking.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
This engaging kid-eye view of 'the real winter miracle' is good family fun.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Chase's fans are likely to be appalled by the movie in store for them.
William Arnold - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
As this movie points out, time off is precious, so why waste it watching sub-par silliness?
Christine James - Boxoffice Magazine
Plenty of meandering around with nary a laugh in sight.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
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 fun family film with the emphasis on family.
David N. Butterworth - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Casting any movie for kids with both Elliott and Chevy Chase is the cinematic equivalent of child abuse.
John Anderson - Newsday
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Lightweight but entertaining.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
Hilarity does not ensue - details at 11:00.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Susan Granger - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Chris Koch's plodding direction is every bit as uninspired as Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi's script.
Bruce Feld - Film Journal International
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
Given the choice of seeing this movie again or eating the yellow snow . . . pass the catsup.
Tony Toscano - KUTV-TV
- Empire Magazine
Duck this snowball.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
Mike Ward - PopMatters
Russell Smith - Austin Chronicle
An amusing, but utterly forgettable matinee.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
It's no masterpiece, and the story is nothing new, but Snow Day is mighty enjoyable.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Adults might prefer to spend their time at home with a cup of instant cocoa and some long-awaited video.
Lawrence Toppman - Charlotte Observer
A zippy, irreverent time-filler.
Kevin Maynard - Mr. Showbiz
Lite, silly and forgettable.
- E! Online
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide