Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Arnold reminds us that the best thrillers don't settle for taking the audience away from their everyday experience; rather, they burrow inward and, by sheer power of cinematic observation, make it hard for us to look away lest we miss something--on a screen or off.
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
It's a wonderful debut, despite all the pain you may feel watching it.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Academy Award-winning live-action-short director Andrea Arnold makes a startlingly assured debut with this low-key psychological chiller.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Though not flawless, this is a compelling study, in Dogme style, of a wounded young woman who spends her working life spying on others.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie's intense focus skillfully exposes the raw pain just under the skin of a seemingly ordinary citizen.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Surprisingly moving and intellectually satisfying.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Dickie is intense in her screen debut, which requires her to be in nearly every scene. The supporting cast is strong, and Robbie Ryan's handheld camera provides gritty ambiance for this taut thriller.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Paula Nechak
It's a taut, unexpected study that asks many questions about retribution and redemption.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
You might call the film "Rear Window Times 100."
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie trades the paranoia of modern omni-cam culture for a tighter, more personal drama, and while it sticks with you, you feel the missed opportunity like a phantom leg.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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