• Released
  • June 12, 2002
  • Psychological Drama
    Drama
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83

Portland Oregonian

Although some of the secondary roles are awkwardly acted, the leads are impressive.
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80

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
It is enough of an act of optimism just to raise the specter of heroic nobility, something that Virgil Bliss accomplishes with subtlety and...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A few miscalculated scenes aside, this low-budget drama is stunningly smart and powerful, with real-as-life lead performances and a style...
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Unlike most indie directors dealing with this sort of material, Maggio refuses to wallow in the romance of either misery or redemption....
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70

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
"We are who we are," is the mantra for this grim urban drama. That human escape velocity can be awfully hard to reach with all those bad...
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Contains all the clichés of the post-prison genre -- but it has some redeeming qualities.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Virgil's naïveté isn't entirely believable, but his essential goodness is, thanks to a solid performance by Jordan, and that's...
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50

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Two superb, nervy and delicately nuanced performances by newcomers Clint Jordan and Kirsten Russell enliven and momentarily elevate...
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50

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
First-time director Maggio has two enormous assets in his lead actors. It's just a shame that he betrays them with a silly ending that does...
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30

Village Voice

By Dennis Lim
Jordan and Kirsten Russell, as the deadbeat-hooker love interest, bring the film to intermittent life, suggesting several more dimensions...
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