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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 89
  2. Negative: 9 out of 89

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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. The carefully laid foundation of suspense and dread, with its symmetries and crisp dialogue, is squandered in a clumsy pileup of credulity-stretching cataclysmic events.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    As reversible misunderstandings grow into irreversible tragedy, it slowly dawns on you that this is a superior, heartbreaking film.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    A faithful, powerful and superbly acted adaptation of Andre Dubus III's international bestseller.