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TIME Magazine
July 18, 2011
Director LeRoy has been overly faithful to the play script.
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Variety Staff
October 23, 2008
This melodrama about a child with an inbred talent for homicide is pretty unpleasant stuff on its own.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Mervyn LeRoy, who produced and directed, has lost a great deal of the bite of the play.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
1956 was way too soon for an unfettered treatment of the central premise.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Overlong, stiff, and about as suspenseful as a detergent commercial.