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  • Summary: Adapted from Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," this film is set among the wealthy film community of Hollywood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 100
    Huston's performance is spellbinding. And the naturally lit digital cinematography (by Rose and Ron Forsythe) is both poetic and harrowingly intimate in depicting Ivan's impending death.
  2. Director Bernard Rose has created a committed, intelligent and fascinating piece of work with no irony about it.
  3. Shot on High Definition video, this exceptionally well-made but exceedingly bleak peek at tinseltown would be unbearable were it not for the sympathetic performance of Danny Huston.
  4. 60
    Its high-definition video images -- are coated with a convincing sheen of disgust, and Huston's performance is riveting.
  5. 60
    Boldly engineering a collision between tawdry B-movie flamboyance and grandiose spiritual anomie, Rose's film, true to its source material, provides a tenacious demonstration of death as the great equalizer.
  6. 38
    Behind the glitz, Hollywood is sordid and disgusting. Quelle surprise!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2