Kino International | Release Date: March 29, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 26 Critic Reviews
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At once an emotional thriller and a domestic horror movie -- a woman's picture with a vengeance, in which the bloodletting is kept to a minimum, and ends up all the more powerful and profound for it.
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Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
80
Huppert has never looked more beautiful. Despite her severe expression and lack of makeup, her face communicates enormous character. She proves absolutely spellbinding.
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A seriously scandalous work, beautifully made, and it deserves a sizable audience that might argue over it, appreciate it -- even hate it. [1 April 2002, p. 98]