Miramax Films | Release Date: November 25, 1992 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
90
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 22 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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Chicago TribuneClifford Terry
A crackling good movie. [18 Dec 1992]
63
Parts of the film are flatly directed...It certainly keeps the audience guessing, though, and few movies explode so many stereotypes. [31 Dec 1992]
100
This offbeat emotional thriller is an unusually satisfying film, intricately constructed, surely directed and splendidly acted. [25 Nov 1992]
75
It's a movie filled with surprises, including one outright kick in the head that qualifies as one of the biggest movie moments of 1992. [18 Dec 1992]
100
The New YorkerTerrence Rafferty
Has the sure grip and the unstoppable momentum of a dream – which are qualities, too of great fairly tales and the most memorable pop songs. [16 Nov 1992, p.127]
100
In a style of agitated naturalism, Jordan examines poignant matters of life and death, sex and friendship, duty and loyalty, freedom and bondage, manhood and womanhood and all the ambiguous areas in between. [30 Nov 1992]
88
This grade-A sleeper sends you out with an unexpected smile. [25 Nov 1992]
90
Persistently upends expectations without insult, as it pulls you into a netherworld filled with yearning, whimsy, and danger. [15 Dec 1992, p.A16(E)]