Gramercy Pictures (I) | Release Date: August 21, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 27 Critics
Positive:
18
Mixed:
8
Negative:
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What keeps you in your seat is the acting. Keener, crisply and coolly playing against type, commands the screen. [24 August 1998, p. 58]
88
Offers a brilliant raw look at sexual heeling. [19 August 1998, p. 35]
70
LaBute's dialogue reminds us that, along with that of such others as Hal Hartley and Jim Jarmusch and Whit Stillman, the sheer writing, these days, of some American films is remarkably fine. LaBute has cast his film to match, with people who can handle his dialogue neatly. [31 August 1998, p. 28]
70
Jason Patric is the chief sleaze; Ben Stiller adds to his gallery of wormy guys; and Aaron Eckhart is the doleful husband who, when asked who his best lay was, unabashedly answers, "Me." [24 August 1998, p. 85]