91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's a kind of tough beauty to this deft, satisfying thriller.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Instead of a tense, emotional and psychological thriller or a thoughtful exploration of grief and guilt, what we end up with is ... soap. Whether you choose to wash your hands of it is up to you.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Unrelentingly bleak, the movie is nonetheless a riveting drama with some outstanding performances.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Tries rather feebly to examine complex questions of morality. It does a better job of capturing a sense of shattering grief, but it gets too caught up in plot contrivances and coincidences to be believable.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even the best actors -- and I'd rank Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo among their generation's finest -- can't save a movie that aims for tragedy but stalls at soap opera.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Despite some solid acting, the film is lacking in surprises. For all the suffering that these characters endure, there's very little payoff.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The real problem with this movie isn't its trashy side - the "Death Wish" stuff is actually suspenseful. It's the creepy note of causal judgment that hangs over it.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
George, director of "Hotel Rwanda," is better at directing actors than visual storytelling. Every time the camera tilted to suggest a character's shaken world or distorted worldview I didn't feel heartache, I felt headache.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Paints itself into a corner, creating a static situation in which everyone is either stymied or wracked by indecision, leaving the movie free for its two male leads to wallow in self-pity, remorse and bad behavior.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A deadly earnest and deadly dull psychological thriller.
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46 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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