83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Every signifier in this quintessentially American domestic thriller is in satisfying running order.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A thriller that presses all the buttons: parental love, childhood terror, fear of Vince Vaughn.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A refreshingly unpretentious little thriller.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Doesn't make nearly the ripple it could have made.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Travolta, a bit portly (or is it starboardly?), phones in his performance from his place in Maine; Vaughn is ice-cool but not especially convincing; the kid is OK, and Polo is a blank.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Why Travolta is slumming in B movies is anybody's guess. (I'll take a wild flier: "Battlefield Earth"?)
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
There's almost no reason to see the movie, unless you have no qualms about wasting your time.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a paid holiday for its director, Harold Becker. I say this because I know what Becker is capable of.
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Anyone who sees this movie is going to be 20 minutes ahead of it, though there won't be that many after Weekend 1. With domestic disturbances, someone calls the cops. With this DOA, someone had better call the coroner.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The script is woefully inept, with plot twists that wouldn't pass muster in a high-school drama class.
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29 out of 100
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