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7.3

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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Mowe
    80
    Breillat directs with her characteristic flair for getting under the skin of her protagonists while taking a particular pleasure examining sisterly bonds and feminist concerns within the context of a fairy tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Brunette
    60
    Stylized, pure cinematic retelling of this ancient tale of misogyny will enchant some and bore others.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    70
    This offbeat but compelling take on the tale, arguably the first serial-killer yarn, emphasizes sisterly bonds but still gets to the original story's heart of mysterious darkness with impressive results.