• Released
  • April 1, 2005
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
If it weren't so smartly filmed and acted, this might add up to an over-the-top mess. But watch how inventively Mr. Antal keeps the action moving and you'll see why his picture has won a passel of prizes.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A highly exciting, visually alive thriller.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Antal's visuals create a haunted house where the lights are off in most of the rooms and there may, indeed, be a monster in the closet.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Make what you will of the story and its symbolism, but Mr. Antal has made a remarkable feature debut with this visionary film, chockablock with memorable images.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's the whooshing terror that fries your nerves to a frazzle. Antal's control never falters.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A Hungarian film -- an existential thriller, one might call it -- about an intelligent man who happens to have this lowly nuisance of a job.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Grungy and uneven, but it has a rollicking pace and clearly intends to be good fun so that audiences may overlook its unsteady rhythms, pretensions and inconsistencies and take it for the fast and very furious ride it wants to be.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Takes your angriest thoughts about urban public transportation and magnifies them into a grubby and rousingly antisocial fantasia on post-communist breakdown and bureaucracy.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Smart, imaginative - and nearly ­impossible to watch.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Antal has assembled what may be the single most colorless group of mangy lowlifes I have ever seen.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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