Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
Watch On
  1. 88
    This is Soderbergh's show, and a haunting and hypnotic show it is.
  2. 83
    With a few self-conscious exceptions, Soderbergh makes an earnest attempt to return to that place and time in both history and American filmmaking, and his risk-taking pays fascinating dividends.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. DaveA.
    Dec 18, 2006
    8
    Taking a break from his either commercially successful or critically acclaimed filmmaking, soderbergh does something only a filmmaker as Taking a break from his either commercially successful or critically acclaimed filmmaking, soderbergh does something only a filmmaker as successful, versatile, and talented is allowed to do: make something totally self-indulgent. It's pretty clear that everybody on this film had a great time making it. And as soon as you buy into the style, there's no reason you can't have a great time watching it. And by the way, Cate blanchett is a goddess. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    2
    I could not believe after watching this awful self indulgent load of rubbish that I had actually guessed the outcome in the first twentyI could not believe after watching this awful self indulgent load of rubbish that I had actually guessed the outcome in the first twenty minutes. And the end, my god, Casablanca? Did the writers of this film have any clue that the script was such a lemon? Dreadful Dreadful Dreadful. All the actors however were brilliant, loved them all. Sad the film had such a dud story. Full Review »
  3. WilfO.
    Aug 3, 2009
    1
    After reading the novel the film was nothing but a complete disappointment.