User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27

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Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 90
    The acting is top-notch, and LaPaglia, who makes the cop's torment palpable, gives the performance of his career.
  2. In addition to the strong script, the ensemble performances are topnotch, with no one hogging the limelight.
  3. 75
    For the briefest of moments, someone not paying attention might mistake Lantana for a mystery. -- Lantana is actually an examination of human interaction.