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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. 75
    Despite the deftness with which Bigelow handles the transitions, the modern story never attains the intrigue and tension of the period tale.
  2. In the heaving cross-century swirl of the climax, ''Weight'' makes its point: Jealousy is timeless; Hurley is not.
  3. 60
    It's an intelligently made (and beautifully edited) picture that at the very least has a spark of life to it -- more than you can say for plenty of movies that flow through the Hollywood pipeline without a hitch.
  4. The book has been altered in mostly reasonable ways to suit the needs of the screen, but what it loses in the translation is invaluable in comprehending what led someone to pick up an ax and wipe out two-thirds of an island's population.
  5. Whereas "Posession" was relatively light on its feet, this is so overloaded from the outset that it can only sink.
  6. 50
    All the elements are in place for an entertaining murder mystery, but as Bigelow meanders aimlessly back and forth through time, the plot becomes increasingly water-logged.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 2, 2014
    7
    A Dead Again-type of tale, about relationship problems and crimes committed generations apart--a very different kind of film than we're usedA Dead Again-type of tale, about relationship problems and crimes committed generations apart--a very different kind of film than we're used to seeing from Bigelow. I 'got' and enjoyed it--unlike most people--but it's clear she was experimenting, trying something different, out of her comfort zone, which is commendable. It probably proved a beneficial learning experience for her, like Strange Days was, on her road to much bigger and better things. I recommend it for its cast, performances, and very intriguing, if ultimately flawed, plot. If you're patient and are curious about a sensual mystery plot like Bigelow presents here, it will prove a satisfying diversion for you. Expand

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