• Released
  • September 27, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 53 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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New Times (L.A.)

By Luke Y. Thompson
Utilizing lots of complicated, well-choreographed steadicam shots, La Salle directs with confidence -- this may yet be his true calling.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Starts encouragingly and finishes strongly with a twist, but the middle is weighed down by too much discourse when it should be visually...
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60

TV Guide

By Steve Simels
As a director, La Salle manages to sustain a mood of looming menace almost throughout, and as an actor he gets the film's best joke: When...
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
It could have been a hoot in a bad-movie way if the laborious pacing and endless exposition had been tightened. As it is, only LaSalle's...
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40

Village Voice

By Mark Holcomb
Uneasy mélange of occult thriller and insane-asylum-as-social-microcosm parable.
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30

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
Starts on a note of relative naturalism and under Mr. La Salle's nuanced direction gradually becomes more and more unhinged until it...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Hell is sitting through a movie in which you have no respect for the protagonist and the "surprise" ending is as clearly lit as the exit...
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25

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
The script is so overstuffed with painfully obvious clues (the constant patina of sweat on the cocky doctor's face, for one) that we don't...
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20

Variety

By Scott Foundas
An erratic, psychobabbling jumble of scenes that never builds to any discernible point.
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Rated R | For some strong sexual content, violent images and language