88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A kind of deadpan soap opera - but one that, despite its high melodrama and wicked humor, delivers a real emotional wallop.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Keeps you off-balance as it establishes a world where every conversation is a flirtation, and trouble and heartbreak sneak in on little cat feet when no one's looking.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot was probably inspired by an actual event, which I will not mention because you may be familiar with it. In any event, Chabrol's insidious style is more absorbing than the plot, as it should be.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sagnier is yummy.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Chabrol, who is often called the French Hitchcock because of his intricate thrillers, is approaching the big 8-0, yet he continues to do quality work, as shown by A Girl Cut in Two.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A dry, thoroughly modern reminder that while mores change, human nature doesn't.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Would be worthy of the highest rating, except for a slight slackening of energy in the last 20 minutes.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's intriguing. To be honest, though, there is less to it all than meets the eye.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Its impact is weakened by a limp ending and a sense that it all adds up to rather less than the sum of its parts.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Velvety storytelling still feels more thawed-out than heated.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.