100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
All told, the best ensemble cast I've seen this year.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
A crackerjack thriller, laced with labyrinthine mysteries, moral quandaries and unspeakable evil.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Finally, a real movie!
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The strength of the thriller genre is that it provides stories with built-in energy and structure. The weakness is that thrillers often seem to follow foreseeable formulas. Frears and his writer, Steve Knight, use the power of the thriller and avoid the weaknesses in giving us, really, two movies for the price of one.
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80

Wall Street Journal

The thriller aspect of this work, happily, doesn't overshadow its real beauty -- its stark portrayal of the nightmare despair of aliens, hunted, on edge, prepared to risk all for a new start.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is the meatiest role Tautou has had post-''Amelie'' and she drops the zombie-pixie act for once, giving us a character who's caught in a daily dance between propriety and abandon, and who can only dance faster as desperation sets in.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fueled by gripping suspense, dark humor and outraged humanity, the film is a modern horror story that means to shake you, and does.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Things will not be a big concession-stand movie because the floating heart is our introduction to a cottage industry we hope won't catch on. It is dirtier than pretty, yet Frears finds beauty in the telling.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Frears story's grotesque subject offers an opportunity for a sick audience payoff that is more "Death Wish" than social commentary, and he takes it. It works -- you'll laugh! you'll gulp! -- but it's cheap.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Jammed with banner-ready political rhetoric, and the relentlessness of the lectures is wearying. The plot, on the other hand, is a standard contraption built on enduring urban anxieties and involving a nasty hotel-room trade.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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