100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
With a calmness that bespeaks confidence, this small, spellbinding second feature by Hilary Brougher brings together two women, trapped in separate states of denial and distress, who manage to end each other's entrapment.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The scary culminating flashback, in which Stephanie gives birth -- in a public restroom, on a high school ski trip -- is a marvel of authentic disturbance.
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88

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some cases should never come to trial, because no verdict would be adequate. You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
However you feel about her character and what she may or may not have done, Tamblyn's portrayal of Stephanie Daley is softly devastating.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is first-rate stuff.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
This is grim material, but director Hilary Brougher -- working from her own script that won a Sundance award -- examines the lives of these two suffering women without sensationalism or preaching.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film itself is dark and chilling, if occasionally plodding, but worth seeing for the absorbing potency of its main performances.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A stark, painful drama about pregnancy--a subject rarely treated this fully, candidly or tragically.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A muted psychological mystery where filmmaker Hilary Brougher's interest in "solving" a possible crime is superseded by her investigation into matters involving denial, free will and the physical and emotional burdens of pregnancy.
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77 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.