• Released
  • September 13, 1998
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • Drama
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If a movie like this had a neat ending, the ending would be a lie. We do not want answers, but questions and observations.
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73

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A thoughtful, stunning piece of work in what, of late, has been an otherwise arid indie landscape.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
The characters--their motives at once obvious and obscure--are almost painfully fascinating.
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63

New York Post

By Hannah Brown
Simply not as involving or moving as it should be.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Claire Dolan leaves you as unfulfilled as Claire feels after having sex with one of her johns.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Cartlidge's beautifully still performance, mournful one moment, defiant the next, lets you see into Claire's soul without editorializing or begging for our empathy.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Shattering in its own quiet way.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
(Kerrigan) remains an insightful stylist with impressively high artistic standards.
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20

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Less awful than inert, Claire Dolan comes across as a willfully bad movie.
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56 out of 100
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