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  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2013
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Sep 3, 2013
    83
    Plummer adds another comfortably unreliable character to her gallery, turning Abigail into an older woman with a schoolboy crush.
  2. Reviewed by: Violet Lucca
    Aug 29, 2013
    80
    Lee Isaac Chung's modern-day retelling of a Korean fairy tale is an experiment in space, narrative and physical.
  3. Reviewed by: Diego Costa
    Aug 30, 2013
    75
    Lee Isaac Chung's film exudes a wonderful sense of originality, a daring and organic playfulness rarely found in American indie cinema.
  4. Reviewed by:  Richard Kuipers
    Sep 5, 2013
    60
    Though never dull, the result is a curiously distant meditation on intimacy.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 27, 2013
    60
    The gorgeous cinematography and generosity to Plummer’s emotive gifts almost make up for the mumbo-jumboness of it all. Almost.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 30, 2013
    50
    The tone teeters between delicate and affected, and there’s only so much flitting around and soulful stares a movie can sustain before an audience starts wanting something more earthbound.
  7. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Aug 29, 2013
    50
    Abigail and her Asian friend’s own “forest” is filled with overburdened metaphors and quivering emotions, quirks and tics and even regulation Malick-like twirling. Some of this is pretty; none of it sticks.
  8. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 29, 2013
    50
    The actress (Amanda Plummer) delivers a beautifully understated, emotive turn that gives this otherwise opaque movie some much needed heart.

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