User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. BrianC.
    Jun 25, 2006
    9
    Dynamite acting pulls this several notches above the pack.. Rip Torn is memorable.
  2. FranciscoM.
    Oct 6, 2005
    10
    Rip Torn gives an amazing performance. I really enjoyed the film.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Jeremy Mathews
    40
    Repetitive interaction between characters in an aimless story can't hold up the film's weight, and it eventually collapses on its noble attempt to capture life's frustrations and compromises.
  2. 90
    A compelling family melodrama somewhat in the manner of late John Cassavetes or early Robert Altman…the film combines high production values, terrific acting and a distinctively American lyricism in a combination you hardly ever see these days.
  3. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    50
    A drab, minor-key melodrama.