|DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: December 19, 2003||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Features an astonishing pair of lead performances and one of this year's most impressive directing debuts. If this movie isn't quite the contempo-Greek tragedy it wants to be, it's still a powerful, unforgettable meditation on fate, cultural collision and the morality of renovating a house that isn't really yours. Read full review
Though the film is somber, it certainly commands one's attention, and for a while one's respect.
The ineluctable downward pull of absolutely everything in this movie is more exasperating than moving. [12 January 2004, p. 86]
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