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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
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  1. darenb.
    Mar 2, 2005
    10
    Short but nice... I watched it on HBO on demand. Damn good.
  2. Ceecee
    Dec 3, 2003
    10
    It felt as if I were peeking at people's 'slilce of life'. Packs a whallop! Don't miss it.
  3. Andy
    Oct 11, 2005
    10
    Really good movie. An excellent cast and an involving and amazing story.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The film is hampered by a somewhat shallow, soap-operatic climax. But Knoller is superb as a practical man trying to balance reason and emotion. Fox does an excellent job capturing the claustrophobia of army life, made all the more suffocating by having to hide one's true self.
  2. 75
    The lazy story takes on a passion and urgency that peaks in an emotional finale.
  3. If the situation has all the ingredients of a shrill, tearful melodrama, the filmmaker, working from a taut screenplay by Avner Bernheimer that doesn't waste a word or a gesture, keeps the emotional lid firmly in place.