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November 16, 2014
Rose films on the fly using hand-held digital video cameras - which give the scenes of marital discord a convincing immediacy.
July 6, 2010
The acting and the scene direction have a delicate, organic feel that is stomped all over by the narration and noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 6, 2010
A gripping, Hitchcockian marital thriller with the added value of a score by Ludvig van Beethoven himself
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2010
It's actually pretty watchable thanks to a demented turn from Huston, a terrifyingly tense final act and, shall we say, a 'committed' performance from Liz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2010
It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.
March 16, 2010
It's a model of low-budget candour and bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2010
Bold, brilliant and exhilarating: an intimately horrible, sexually explicit and black-comic portrait of a toxic marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2010
Intense, if inconsistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2010
The occasionally rough hand-held camerawork and the non-linear structure add to the sense of nervous tension that vibrates in the film like a static charge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2010
Rohm brings subtlety to her role but Edgar's paranoia dominates, giving the hammy Huston too much room to over-cook this thin tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
It's all overwrought and unpersuasive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
Not Tolstoyan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2010
The shlock-therapy emotional buttons are pushed one after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 16, 2010
The only thing I wanted Huston to take off were the bling shades he wears inside, while the muffled dialogue, out-of-focus camerawork and slow pace had me thinking about abstaining from movie-going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2010
It's consistently and coldly erotic, and omits Tolstoy's cranky ideas on marriage and sexual abstinence without putting anything comparable in their place.
March 15, 2010
The shark-grinned Huston can be a charismatic presence, but this particular performance has no kind of aura.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2010
Shocking as the ending is, it's fudged, too.
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