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  • Summary: A detective links a series of murders to a mysterious woman, only finding himself drawn to her helplessly. In the mean time, he slowly starts to realize a murder case from five years ago was not solved after all.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Feb 20, 2014
    80
    A bleak but powerful, carefully controlled detective thriller in which — as with all the best noirs — there are no real heroes or villains, only various states of compromise.
  2. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Feb 20, 2014
    70
    If the plotting was only more coherent and audience-friendly and the story-telling more disciplined, the film's extraordinarily complex atmosphere would be irresistible.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Feb 20, 2014
    67
    The odd rhythm of very fast and slick followed by very slow and arty is difficult to settle into, and the film ultimately frustrates, willfully obscuring the apparatus of what appears at first to be a promising film noir framework.