| Original Score: 5/10
Even the main plot itself turns out to be mostly a loss, largely forgotten by the time we wrap things up in the end.
| Original Score: 2/5
There are too many subplots going on to make it work other than as a mildly intriguing curiosity.
The whole gumbo lacks real zing.
A good film from an accomplished director but one that is well down the list of his finest achievements.
The film's atmosphere is so potent and the characters so richly drawn that we can forgive a few odd connections and coincidences.
An excellent thriller that shouldn't go overlooked by fans of the genre.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Even though the film meanders a bit, the skilful direction and camerawork combine with strong acting to create an engaging, insinuating thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
It's a complex web of story in this film, but hardly hard to follow.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Tavernier captures the moody, misty Louisiana atmosphere and has a low-key, slow pace that fits the energy of the sticky South.