User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. StefaniD.
    Sep 4, 2004
    10
    This was a very touching and sad movie! I dont cry at movies but i did when I watched this. cant believe i am only one to be moved by this great film!!?
  2. NickD.
    May 10, 2005
    10
    It's 2005, I just saw this film at 2:30AM on HBO. I was compeled to come to the computer to read more about it. I'm surprised that I missed it upon it's release in 1999.
  3. LanieS.
    Sep 15, 2004
    10
    This is a touching movie. I was very moved also. Great Plot , Great Actors, and a Great Director.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 88
    Never shies from acknowledging the natural fascination with their abnormalities.
  2. Has the gentlest feel of any movie I can remember.
  3. 50
    While the film's mood is dreamy, dark, and gentle, it's also very slow and seldom leads to much of a intellectual or emotional payoff.