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A writer (Jeremy Theobald) joins up with a voyeuristic thief (Alex Haw).
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Christopher Nolan's noirish thriller is an uncommonly polished and assured feature debut, highly clever textually and supremely...
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80

Total Film

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Impressively acted by the unknown cast, and eerily shot in black and white, Nolan successfully creates his own distinctive cinematic world,...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
The usual elements of scheming and deception are well represented here, but they are made all the knottier by shifting time frames.
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75

Miami Herald

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Following is a pitch-black crime story, but never forgets its gentler side. It is, at 70 minutes, a slim movie, but by the time it...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That the movie succeeds as thoroughly as it does -- getting deeper and creepier as it goes along -- is evidence of a far-seeing creative...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
As a psychological mystery it plays persuasively if not profoundly. Nolan relishes the sheer nastiness he keeps stirred up, unabated for 70...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

It's an ambitious undertaking, this mix of Mamet and Godard, and it is to Nolan's credit that he takes it on so early in his cinematic...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Unnerving and occasionally witty, were it not for its weak third act, Nolan's film might fall just short of genius. As it is, though, it's...
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50

Boston Globe

There are moments in Christopher Nolan's thematically ambitious film noir that make you wish he had the time and money and, to a certain...
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Climactic triple-cross is a satisfying payoff, though scenarist-helmer Nolan doesn’t really sock across any possible point of emphasis –...
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Rated R | For Language and Some Violence