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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A story of obsession and honor, deception and self-deception set against a sharply etched landscape of political upheaval and intrigue....
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie has a mystery, and moral unease, that lingers.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is a thriller that embraces stillness and silence where others prefer noise and bombast. It thrives on the hush before the explosion...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Malkovich weaves something delicate and devastating.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It has an elusive, haunting quality, but it's too long at 133 minutes, and there aren't many movies these days that get more involving as...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Elegantly, even languorously, photographed by Jose Luis Alcaine, who doesn't punch into things but regards them, so that we are invited to...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ambitious and uneven.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Far from perfect but completely unique, the film could best be described as a paranoid South American metaphysical political thriller --...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Has many of the qualities that made the actor such a great target for self-parody in Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich" - it's sober,...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An ambitious political thriller, a multilingual film of mood and texture and the occasional haunting image.
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Rated R | For strong violence, and for language