Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. Doesn't provoke bittersweet inquiries regarding one poor actress' grisly fate. Nor does it stir up much provocation on the matter of why, as a popular audience, we're still taken with this lurid symbol of sex and dread and desire. Rather, the movie raises a much simpler question: Huh?
  2. 38
    A ludicrous mishmash undermined by ghastly performances and a hopelessly convoluted screenplay.
  3. 30
    It looks stylish, sure, but the script is laughable and the acting is ridiculous.
  4. 30
    Forty-five minutes in, I was already glancing at my watch and wondering why the only lively actress in this film was playing the dead girl. Go figure.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    30
    Even when engineering a howler like this, De Palma does it in such high style, with such a confident swagger, that the movie is half over before you realize how little is there.
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 75
  2. Negative: 58 out of 75
  1. Apr 24, 2011
    8
    As Of Now (4/24/11) I Have No Clue Why The User Score Is So Low.. This Is A Good Movie Overall. Yes I Can Say Some Spots Arent The Best.. But It Is A A+ Effort... Rose McGowan Does A Great Job.. The Acting Was OK... I Loved The Writing/Plot.. Overall 8! Full Review »
  2. TimR.
    Jul 7, 2007
    9
    I seemed to be the only person giving this a good review. I loved this film for the vintage noir feel it had to it and i thought it to be well acted and engaging. However i thought the ending left something to be desired and ultimately lacked the strength the rest of the movie had. In any case i enjoyed it. Full Review »
  3. JamesA.
    Jul 5, 2007
    0
    This movie would be worse than our Home Video. Dont waste time!!