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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Tense and compelling, with the added charm of a mischievous spirit.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Some of the plot points are confusingly vague, the tone lurches wildly between genres, and the film's epilogue pushes the bounds of...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie could obviously go on fooling us forever, but we are good sports only up to a point, and then our attention drifts. Shame, since...
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50

Premiere

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Since the story really is about nothing more than who ends up with which bag of money, those eccentric details--that cow, the butchers'...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Wonderful characters, these three, and The Hard Word never figures out what to do with them.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
I may be wrong, but I think Guy Pearce is wearing Nicole Kidman's false nose in The Hard Word. Whatever it is that's on his face, it looks...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
This Australian production pairs two always-watchable actors, Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths, yet never compels us to feel a thing.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The film would work better if its story unfolded more swiftly and if its twists were more unexpected. The acting is solid, though.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An Australian crime caper that's one part ''Sexy Beast,'' one part ''The Full Monty,'' and three parts very flat soda.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Like many dreams that enliven filmmakers' nights, this one derives from other, better films, though it does have a few clever twists.
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Rated R | For strong violence, language, sexuality and brief drug use