88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The film mixes the psychological with the supernatural, the profane with the ridiculous, the self-indulgent with the understated, and dares you to assume anything. It's all great fun.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
What starts out as a seemingly-routine excursion into genre clichés emerges into a more complex and satisfying arena than most viewers will anticipate.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A fascinating movie that, if you are able to make the leap it asks of you at about the three-quarter mark, will give you something to think and talk about for days. One thing is certain: It isn't predictable.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The violence and mayhem are constant, though the movie's style is refreshingly old-fashioned -- scream- and laughter-inducing, rather than coldly repulsive in the modern fashion.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Cusack is especially good in a role that's got more (and less) going on under the surface, while Peet offers up another coltish, trash-mouthed vamp.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A slick, bloody thriller, but it's also, to its credit, a genuine whodunit.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A rarity, a movie that seems to be on autopilot for the first two acts and then reveals that it was not, with a third act that causes us to rethink everything that has gone before. Ingenious, how simple and yet how devious the solution is.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The hardest work falls to Cusack, a subtle actor with a valuable gift for conveying the sadness and loneliness beneath the skin of even the most jaded and self-contained men-about-town.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With moments of mind-bending creepiness, the film has potential, but eventually it devolves into merely a head-scratcher.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's an exasperating exercise in B-movie hokum and screenwriter's gimmickry.
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64 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.