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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 9 out of 19
  1. Proof that a thriller can be sleekly shot, expertly cast, paced with crisp professionalism...and still be a letdown if its twists and turns hold no more surprise than yesterday's weather report.
  2. 50
    The story may not be new, but Australian director John Polson, making his American feature debut, jazzes it up adroitly, with a nifty, staccato editing technique that suggests Madison's inner turmoil and, in the process, fills in some of the shading missing from Christensen's performance.
  3. Christensen is a bold actress with chilly frosting. For much of the movie, her character seems determined, sophisticated and bemused, rather than just plain nuts.
  4. 40
    Derivative, predictable and entirely forgettable, the sort of low-expectations genre picture that generally goes directly to video.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    A chiller resolutely without chills, in which even the pool water always seems heated. And inasmuch as the pic never owns up to its own trashiness, it's not even enjoyable camp.
  6. Reviewed by: Collin Levey
    30
    The movie is juvenile on many levels, and it's downright creepy to watch an hour and a half of dramatized neoteny -- a state defined by American Heritage as "the attainment of sexual maturity by an organism still in its larval stage."
  7. 10
    It would be great to see this turd squashed under a truck, preferably a semi.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Chad
    Mar 13, 2006
    1
    You know you're watching a bad thriller when before its halfway point you're laughing at the plot twists, and suprised at how much You know you're watching a bad thriller when before its halfway point you're laughing at the plot twists, and suprised at how much worse it progressivly keeps getting. Expand

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