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TV Guide
August 5, 2009
It's basically a direct-to-video erotic thriller blown up to big-screen proportions, but the stars are attractive and it's passably entertaining -- right up to the ridiculous twist ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Brendan Kelly
Variety
March 26, 2009
Reasonably entertaining but largely uninspired.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An adequate psychological thriller on a topical theme -- Repressed Memory Syndrome -- but with little special quality, few frills or thrills, and a relaxed, almost languid exposition.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's an easy-to-watch movie that will be even easier on video, where it should turn up any minute.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
The answer to the mystery was a surprise to me, but I didn't find the answer very convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 2, 2002
Barely watchable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 18, 2002
There's plenty of sex. There's little plot. There's reason to watch something else.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
and never watch anything with Banderas and DeMornay co-starring...
| Original Score: 1/5
Jon Matsumoto
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The film is rife with unexpected revelations and twists but the filmmakers' sly maneuvering, instead of sucking the audience deeper into this psychological thriller, are apt to make them feel manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Here's a sure method to guess whodunnit in bad mystery thrillers: pick the suspect most likely to shock the audience and you have the killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[Hall] can't triumph over the problems in the script, or tie up all the loose ends, but his brisk, competent approach does minimize the effects of these flaws.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Borderline ridiculous and ultimately pointless thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
One of the least subtle motion pictures this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Utterly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Even with its sights set this low, the film misfires on every level.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's mysterious and sexy enough to keep tension alive until, too bad, the whole thing collapses with a twist ending that is nearly laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 8, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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