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5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 15

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Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Jamie Tipps
    40
    To be sure, it's a very pretty, well acted production; however, that doesn't make up for the fact that I hated every minute of it.
  2. Reviewed by: Bernard Besserglik
    70
    U.S. viewers may be put off by its tangled sexual motifs and find its implied social critique a little close to the bone. But even Stateside, Julianne Moore, in her most challenging role in years, will win plaudits and attract mature audiences to a thoroughly absorbing and polished piece of work.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    50
    Scripter Howard A. Rodman's treatment of an enthralling book is more a series of vignettes rather than a fully connected work, and helmer Tom Kalin seems unable to decide how much Sirkian melodrama to introduce into the heady mix. Gone are the reasons to be fascinated with these people, merely replaced with maddeningly over-arch dialogue and struggles with characterization.