Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: October 18, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
66
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 36 Critics
Positive:
25
Mixed:
9
Negative:
2
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70
It’s not a particularly sexy movie. What’s shocking to Schrader is not Crane’s promiscuity, but his obtuseness. It’s the story of the unbearable lightness of Bob.
70
Certainly holds one's attention, but it's a strange and grim experience, ice-cold and borderline pointless. [28 October 2002, p. 119]
50
It grows repetitious, both in its account of Crane's ritual behavior and in clumsily written -- and stolidly directed -- scenes between Crane and Carpenter, two men acting out their own unacknowledged sexual drama.