Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: August 1, 1997 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
81
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 25 Critics
Positive:
20
Mixed:
5
Negative:
0
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One of the best films of the year, a polished, contained piece of provocation.
90
An unusually fine screenplay, then, yet LaBute's accomplishment goes further. He has envisioned a cinematic style for his film that harmonizes exactly with its theme and mood. [Sept 1, 1997]
80
As a writer, LaBute is capable of creating long dialogue scenes that never seem stagey or artificial. As a director, he has the confidence to stay with those words.
75
The movie sticks with you, thanks to LaBute's observational powers and the three impressive lead performances. [15 August 1997, Friday, p.C]