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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
LaBute is coming of age as an artist, and his future looks brighter than I ever would have suspected a year ago. Enfant terrible or not,...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
His (LaBute) observation of human nature is keener than before, his dialogue more attuned to ambiguities.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
LaBute has that rarest of attributes, a distinctive voice. You know one of his scenes at once. His dialogue is the dialogue overheard in...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors nail the comic sting in every line, punctuated by eleven prime Elvis Costello songs.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is certainly clever enough to hold an audience's interest throughout, though in the end it's a victim of its own ambition. As a...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The cast helps enliven what could otherwise come off as a treatise. All four actors played these roles during the play's off-Broadway run.
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Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
LaBute never loses sight of what shape he wishes this crafty story to take. In the end, his aim is true.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the writing is often sharp, one is reminded repeatedly by the actors' theatrical delivery of some lines and by the confined settings...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What it isn't is a believable relationship. Yet that may scarcely matter to LaBute, a gifted and corrosive wordsmith who appears intent, by...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Besides repeating his premise that only fools fall in love and deserve whatever circle of hell they enter for it, he seems to really...
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Five Word Review

By jenhc
Is the façade worth anything?...

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Rated R | For language and some sexuality