Columbia Pictures | Release Date: March 12, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
45
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 28 Critics
Positive:
7
Mixed:
16
Negative:
5
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75
Two films in one: an intriguing child-disappearance mystery and an uncommonly affecting domestic drama realized by four terrific central performances.
63
About two faces of healing.
60
Ends up insisting on pat and overly tidy resolutions that are at variance with the emotional chaos it's nominally attempting to convey. [12 March 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
50
Should have worked on our emotions like a scalpel, made us cry and bleed. But, though it's an affecting, polished film, it's not satisfying. [12 March 1999, Friday, p.A]