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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 100
    The performance by Flora Cross is haunting in its seriousness. She doesn't act out; she acts in.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    One isn't quite ready to forgive the miscasting of Gere, however, who is about as convincing a Kabbalistic scholar as Madonna.
  3. A serious film filled with both great and awkward ideas and made as much from the heart as the head.
  4. Co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel, whose visual schemes lent a hypnotic aura to their previous collaborations -- "The Deep End" and "Suture" -- don't find the right balance of story and image this time.
  5. 50
    A drama about dysfunction, spelling bees, mental illness, Hare Krishnas and kaballah. The movie is just as unwieldy as it sounds, except that it also stars Richard Gere.
  6. This well-meaning mistake gets lost in the metaphors.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    F-A-I-L-U-R-E.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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