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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. As stylish as it is suspenseful.
  2. Unpretentiously fantastic.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    The film confirms director Audiard as a master of visual mood, in this case one of barely expressed emotional panic.
  4. 80
    A nifty piece of work -- with, by the way, a fantastic musical score and soundtrack -- that, if there's any justice in the movie world, will eventually earn a mystique all its own.
  5. A good French film that was inspired by an American classic.
  6. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    60
    Stands reasonably well on its own as an urgent, updated genre meditation on nurture vs. nature.
  7. Contrivances accrue so thickly that the source seems to be not 1978 Toback, but 1930s Warner Brothers. The film sweats to be up-to-date with ultra-hectic editing, pace, elision, and sangfroid, but they can't verify the pasteboard base.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. TimothyD.
    Jan 28, 2006
    9
    Intense, compelling, emotionally complex, with great work by Duris, the male lead, who brings subtlety and urgency to what could have been a Intense, compelling, emotionally complex, with great work by Duris, the male lead, who brings subtlety and urgency to what could have been a terminally unsympathetic character. I don't know that I could say I enjoyed much of it, but I couldn't stop watching -- in this case that is a high compliment. Collapse

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