Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: August 6, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 35 Critics
Positive:
25
Mixed:
6
Negative:
4
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TNT RoughCutMatt Kelsey
Willis puts his action-hero stereotype on the back burner to deliver one of his most intriguing roles since "12 Monkeys."
80
Chalk this film up as an unusually intelligent thriller about that which scares us the most: accepting our accidents of fate.
80
It's far more loquacious and cerebral than your average run-of-the-mill thriller, but boy, when the relatively infrequent scares do come, they will pull you out of your seat and raise the hair on your arms.
80
The boy (Osment) has an uncanny ability to suggest Cole's secretive, haunted soul, and he seems to have inspired Willis to give perhaps his most self-effacing performance.