Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There are brutal scenes with razor blades and other impromptu devices of erotic torment, but what makes the movie a trial to sit through isn't just the heroine's pain-freak tastes.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An icky S&M thriller.
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By Todd McCarthy
On a moment to moment basis, however, picture continuously skirts very close to the ludicrous in its advanced-stage grimness and outre forms of torture foreplay.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
To her credit, Bello makes a real commitment to this spiteful, self-absorbed character, though the credibility she generates through sheer force of will is no match for the gimmicky plot twist that arrives at the story’s midpoint and sends the movie spinning off into stupid-land.
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Film Threat

Downloading Nancy is an excruciating experience.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ill conceived and unworthy (and dull and ridiculous).
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Unpleasantly icy film based on a true story.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The Swedish video and commercial director seeks artistic adventure but winds up with pointless self-indulgence.
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Village Voice

The jump cuts and nonlinear narrative are gratuitously stylish, and when you peel away this film's complex performances, at the core of its drawn-out suicide spectacle is pain so extreme, so alienating, and, in the end, so pointless.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
A nasty exploitation flick tarted up with art-house actors and psychobabble.
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19 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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