80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Most entertaining comic drama with a great turn by Jamie Bell.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Unlike any coming-of-age movie you've seen before. Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish film is unpredictable in places where it might be twee, and subversively fanciful in others where it might be punishing.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Were it not for its pat resolutions, Mister Foe might deserve a mention alongside such classic psycho-sexual thrillers as "Vertigo" and "Peeping Tom." Instead, Mackenzie has reined in the strangeness to deliver a conventional, if better than average, mystery.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Especially worthwhile for the chemistry between Bell and Myles.
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67

Portland Oregonian

If you've been wondering what Billy Elliot would look like all grown up, naked or in a fetching frock, here's your chance.
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60

Empire

By Damon Wise
An intriguing rites-of-passage story with a delirious, skewed perspective and an almost palpable sexual pulse.
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60

Film Threat

This Scottish film often pushes for realism, though its stylish tones fall back on whimsy.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film disappoints particularly in relation to "Young Adam," an earlier picture about sexual obsession from writer-director David Mackenzie; this one's more in line with the creamy tones and surface readings of "Asylum."
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not a movie to cozy up to. The twisted tale is only mildly intriguing, worth seeing mainly for the striking performance of Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Hallam Foe, a creepy teenage voyeur beset with an Oedipal complex.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Jamie Bell gives a watchable performance in this self-conscious, coming-of-age drama, though the film's overall effect is best described as David Lynch lite.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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