User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. GeorgeG.
    Mar 17, 2006
    9
    This compelling dissection of a marriage gone bad offers superb acting and sublime directing. Viewers who don´t like it obviously are dead in the brain and between their legs.
  2. albertor.
    Nov 18, 2005
    8
    Has a soap opera infidelity argument cutter and twisted upside down. It is a blow of fresh air in the middle of thousands of action American films. In the beginning (end) of the film a character opens the window to see the Mediterranean Sea and you can feel the wind. There are no bullets, no car persecutions, no drugs, and no heroes. You have only to find the characters reason for their Has a soap opera infidelity argument cutter and twisted upside down. It is a blow of fresh air in the middle of thousands of action American films. In the beginning (end) of the film a character opens the window to see the Mediterranean Sea and you can feel the wind. There are no bullets, no car persecutions, no drugs, and no heroes. You have only to find the characters reason for their unnatural behavior. Good to share, and discuss ( or argue) with a friend. Expand
  3. RichardK.
    Jun 15, 2005
    7
    While this movie had flaws (as opposed to be being great!) it was still a decided improvement over anyhtign that Hollywood grinds out in the Mr & Mrs. Smith genre....I liked the reversal device as I did in Irreversible.....perhaps for different reasons and I agree with one reviewer who said it was less an anti-marriage film and more of a pro-divorce statement.
  4. TimD.
    Jun 17, 2005
    9
    Very well made, with the fascinating power of a slow-motion car crash, telling a difficult story that does not flinch from showing complex, difficult aspects of its characters. Effective, naturalistic acting across the board, most notably that of Bruni-Tedeschi.
  5. AaronA.
    Nov 16, 2006
    8
    Ambitious, superbly acted, imperfect. Recommended.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Bruni-Tedeschi is a lovely actress, and whatever emotion is evident onscreen comes courtesy of her.
  2. In 5 x 2, the 2 are terrific; it's the 5 that needs work.
  3. The film is bleak, not particularly compelling, and the characters are frustrating, the enemies of their own happiness.