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  • Summary: Claire Dolan (Cartlidge) is an immigrant who works as a prostitute in New York City in order to pay off an ever-escalating debt to her pimp. When her mother dies in a local nursing home, Claire attempts to extricate herself from her life as a call girl. (New Yorker Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 88
    If a movie like this had a neat ending, the ending would be a lie. We do not want answers, but questions and observations.
  2. 73
    A thoughtful, stunning piece of work in what, of late, has been an otherwise arid indie landscape.
  3. 70
    The characters--their motives at once obvious and obscure--are almost painfully fascinating.
  4. 63
    Simply not as involving or moving as it should be.
  5. 60
    Shattering in its own quiet way.
  6. Cartlidge's beautifully still performance, mournful one moment, defiant the next, lets you see into Claire's soul without editorializing or begging for our empathy.
  7. 20
    Less awful than inert, Claire Dolan comes across as a willfully bad movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GeraldN.
    Mar 20, 2006
    8
    A severe, intelligent, uncompromising film made with great care. If you see the DVD, watch the nine minute critique in special features.

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