88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The kind of richly layered film that Hollywood seldom attempts, much less brings off. But it's more than brought off here in grand, solid style and beautifully crafted detail.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Uusually satisfying in the way it unfolds.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Reflective, deliberate, building gradually to a climax that left me touched.
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62

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Too chilly and distanced to build the emotional impact it would like to have.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A prettily photographed yet morbidly gloomy movie.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Ultimately there's something too measured, too controlled in his film.
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50

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Compelling almost in spite of itself, thanks to the impressionistic imagery of cinematographer Robert Richardson.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Exceedingly blurred rendering of a simply told, artful novel.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Movies made from serious novels are often ridiculed as unworthy of their sources, but this one may be too worthy -- too reverent, too showy, too earnest.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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