Downloading Nancy Synopsis
A woman (Maria Bello) in despair hires a man (Jason Patric) she met online to torture and kill her.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Tragic Masterpiece

By bielberry
This uncompromising, emotionally charged film still haunts me. It's not a "feel good" movie, but it is an important one. The performances were so excellent, I had to keep reminding myself that it...

Sad but good and realistic

By jeffer516
I liked this movie even though it was sad and depressing. It depicts life for a lonely woman to be unbearable and wretched. It makes everything else in life seem okay....

Uncompromising and Classy

By nattyvaporub
This movie is not afraid to tackle the ugly shadow of sexual relationships. At the same time, it never goes "too far" into graphic details. For all the violence on screen these days, this film...


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Downloading Nancy

By bobbypec
Very good movie....

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Rated NR