Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: August 8, 2001
6.6
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Generally favorable reviews based on 38 Ratings
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M.CareyAug 27, 2001
I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. It offered not a moment's rest. By the end of the movie, I was breathless. This was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Tilda Swinton's compelling performance as a young mother I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. It offered not a moment's rest. By the end of the movie, I was breathless. This was one hell of a rollercoaster ride. Tilda Swinton's compelling performance as a young mother who would go to any length to protect her family deserves all the critical acclaim she's been receiving, and her malevolent blackmailer, Goron Visnjic, who is transformed into a compassionate and selfless human being -- bad boys always fall for pretty damsels in distress, don't they? -- is both sexy and charismatic. Everyone I know who has seen this film loved it, which is why I went to see it. I'm glad I did. Film Noir is back, baby -- this time in color -- and it's as dark, consuming, and menacing as ever. Expand
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JohnB.Feb 7, 2007
Should have had more of a gay subplot. Too stereotypical homophobic.
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nutterjrJul 4, 2011
A relatively unknown film turns out to be a rather pleasant surprise. A thriller with more than one twists. Tilda Swinton is once again a delight to watch.
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lasttimeisawMar 13, 2012
The enchanting opening score and a dominant blue hue eases its way of a concealed familial drama with a murder case, a blackmail and an in-the-closet gay son. Out of expectation, a lesser impact on the gay culture, the film endeavors aThe enchanting opening score and a dominant blue hue eases its way of a concealed familial drama with a murder case, a blackmail and an in-the-closet gay son. Out of expectation, a lesser impact on the gay culture, the film endeavors a strenuous effort to accent on a desperate motherâ Expand
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rubyelettingaJan 13, 2016
Masterful performances from Goran Visnjic, Tilda Swinton and of course Jonathan Tucker. These guys are absolute masters in their own professions (which is of course acting) and I believe that each of them plays the role exactly right, to tuneMasterful performances from Goran Visnjic, Tilda Swinton and of course Jonathan Tucker. These guys are absolute masters in their own professions (which is of course acting) and I believe that each of them plays the role exactly right, to tune the movie in a perfect pitch and tempo. Nothing else to say except, congratulations Goran, Tilda & Jonathan. Expand
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