Cry of the Owl - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cry of the Owl Reviews

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May 21, 2010
To his credit, writer-director Jamie Thraves avoids the absurd twists and abrupt jolts audiences have come to expect from thrillers, instead maintaining a slow, deliberate burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2011
The Cry of the Owl, much like Highsmith's virtually unreadable book, is saddled with an absolutely ludicrous premise that proves an immediate detriment to one's enjoyment of the film...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2010
... preserves the doom and the emotional irrationality of Highsmith in this remarkably faithful adaptation, but never manages to capture the terrible helplessness and hopelessness...
June 5, 2010
It's not an entirely boring or offensive movie, just a rather distant and detached one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 20, 2010
Unfortunately, another bird beside an owl comes to mind to describe this misbegotten feature: a turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 19, 2010
Considine -- a UK actor who's usually great -- rubs the Midlands out of his accent so vigorously he winds up tone-deaf and textureless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 12, 2010
Overall, it's the kind of technically proficient, deliberately paced, grim sleepwalk that leaves one cold rather than cracked open.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 11, 2010
Promising but ultimately frustrating.
November 27, 2009
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