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  • Summary: A spiraling descent into fear and the perils of relationships in the tradition of Hitchcock. (Miramax Films)
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. A steady undertow of sex gives this French thriller a scintillating surface.
  2. Moll, in only his second feature, evokes a sense of foreboding, playing the routine against the unnerving, the humorous against the sinister, with a wit and deftness that might have impressed Hitchcock.
  3. 88
    The actors and writing lend unexpected dimension to all of the characters, and Lopez's Harry is an indelible antagonist, one who manages to be genuinely big-hearted and evil.
  4. 80
    This is a highly original film blessed with fetching complications all its own and some hair-raising turns of plot.
  5. A startling, suspenseful ride few will forget in a hurry.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    Director Dominik Moll knows how to make a gruesome-free thriller and even manages some dark laughs as he turns the screws.
  7. As murderous amusements go, the film is mildly diverting, but it's like a faint facsimile of a Claude Chabrol film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JeanP.
    Aug 9, 2009
    Fanatic perfectionist, control freak; oh for sure this time bomb had several "blow moments"; flavorful taste of hitchcock, king, steiger, argento with a sprinkle of columbo-monk; his every moment was an unyielding descent into complte madness. Expand

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