Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. Egoyan's cinematic brilliance shows up intermittently in this atmospheric thriller, which gains most of its punch from Hoskins's surprisingly subtle performance.
  2. A rare example of a literary film that preserves the best of its source while creatively filling up on it.
  3. 100
    Compulsion, self-deception and the slippery nature of evil are explored with fidelity and supreme control .
  4. So elegantly layered and emotionally restrained, it makes the horror at its center all the more disturbing.
  5. 88
    You leave Felicia's Journey appreciating it. A week later, you're astounded by it.
  6. In this, Alfred Hitchcock's centenary year, Felicia's Journey so startlingly channels the obsessions of the late director that it might be the greatest Hitchcock movie the master of suspense never made.
  7. In this film, shadowy seams of brutality, loss and grief are traced beneath bright layers of tree boughs, children's laughter and high, empty windows.
  8. Like a dowser who can divine hidden sources of water, Atom Egoyan has a talent for locating the dream-state perversity that runs just under the surface of everyday life;

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