Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. What blows us away is the power of Ifans' moist puppy eyes and chilling smile as a true believer undeterred by reality.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. ChadS.
    Apr 29, 2006
    It's not Toshiro Mifune-and-Akira Kurosawa-good, but the director of "Notting Hill" seems to know Rhys Ifans better than anyone else. Even when Jed(Ifans) is in full stalker mode, his expressive eyes should neutralize the revulsion of even the most homophobic viewer. In real life, a straight man wouldn't want some hairy gay man serenading a "Pet Sounds" tune to him in a public arena, but in film, you can root for Joe(Daniel Craig) to relent, if only for the sake of a more interesting ending. Predictably, what you think happens, happens, but there is a sly indication that a "Cruising" moment could've been averted if Joe was more honest. Full Review »
  2. elir.
    Dec 27, 2005
    While it excels in capturing atmosphere, the passionate performances and courageous examination of subtletly is entirely undone by frustratingly illogical characters, half-baked plot development, and a tendency to stray towards cinematographic gimmickry. Full Review »
  3. CarolynW.
    Oct 19, 2005
    This moving was surprisingly creepy and thought provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire plot, and am truly enamored by the twisted turn of events.