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September 24, 2007
An engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists.
June 24, 2006
One is left longing for Hitchcock's dark, daring wit and disturbingly amoral insights.
August 30, 2004
Too often disappointingly thin.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
While I was watching the film, I was distracted by elements of the Idiot Plot Syndrome -- moments when only an idiot would have made such obvious mistakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The styling is never less than assured, and [director] Ruben knows how to put bland, unruffled surfaces to sinister Hitchcockian uses.
January 1, 2000
May be the best movie about the breakup of a family since Shoot the Moon.
Top Critic
January 23, 1987
Full Review | Original Score: F