Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
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  1. The film is at times harrowing to watch, yet it's also wry and delicate and absorbing. It's infused with the messy excitement of imperfect passion.
  2. 90
    Naomi Watts is a tremendous movie actress. She need only sidle on camera and glance over the terrain to claim the scene. What's her secret? Like the great Isabelle Huppert, Watts doesn't radiate feelings so much as she absorbs them.
  3. 90
    It is worthy of comparison to the lifelike, character-rich films we cherish from that era (1970s), and is certainly one of the finest films to come out this year.
  4. 90
    Easily the best American movie so far this year.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    A revelation. One rarely sees American-made movies that are so unafraid to explore emotional cruelty and portray the consequences without positing easy answers or attaching happy endings.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Jan 1, 2011
    1
    Good cast but weak and dull storyline ,felt like a terrible waste of talent and effort to make such a pointless movie.Wish I hadn't wasted myGood cast but weak and dull storyline ,felt like a terrible waste of talent and effort to make such a pointless movie.Wish I hadn't wasted my time watching it. Full Review »