Lions Gate Films | Release Date: December 26, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 32 Critics
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The cast is uniformly superb, and Marc Forster's attentive direction gives proper weight to each perplexing emotion. Strip away the strident melodrama, and you have this season's moodiest, most adult love story.
75
The film has a lot of right in it, including an ending that's suitably uncertain, but fraught with possibilities.
70
Halle Berry is something else as Leticia Musgrove, the widow of an inmate who's just been executed by Hank and his crew, and that something else is commandingly passionate.