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Daylight Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2011
Replete with superior acting and visual splendor, the film is a fine instance of the overly familiar made fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 14, 2011
An unusually delicate psychological thriller that favors suggestion over exposition.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Eric Kohn
July 14, 2011
Barker's screenplay demonstrates a conviction that its genre can command great importance, allowing it to transcend the easy shocks associated with the exploitation movie experience and create an entirely fresh rhythm.
| Original Score: B
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Steve Dollar
Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2011
Barker leaves the histrionics to other thrill-makers, opting for the excruciating slow boil.
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Joe Leydon
July 14, 2011
Thanks largely to the exceptional actors, particularly Martin and Meierhans, Barker sporadically infuses fresh life into stale cliches, and even makes a few of them truly compelling all over again.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 12, 2011
Punctuating views of the bucolic countryside and sky attest to nature or God's indifference to human suffering, but such formalist touches don't overwhelm the responsive ensemble work in this resourceful, taboo-prodding sickie.