• Released
  • October 7, 1998
  • Post-Noir (Modern Noir)
    Crime Thriller
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This human level is always there beneath the thriller elements. The screenplay takes care to bring the crime story and the personal...
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83

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Long and slow, granted, but it's so peppered with moments of realism and nuanced craft that it continually rewards careful viewing.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's rare that a crime movie achieves such emotional complexity, but this one is smartly layered.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A slow and knotted-up film, but one imbued with a keen sense of what motivates people beyond mere avarice.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Consistently absorbing as the amazing Deneuve reveals, scene by scene, new facets of a fascinating character in a mercantile war that...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This is a quiet thriller and a middle-aged romance, and it's full of desperation and oozing anxiety.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Overall a well-played chess match of a movie.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Deneuve has never been better.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
When Deneuve is not onscreen, the film is never denuff.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Heavy-handed, predictable and almost completely unbelievable.
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