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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One of those go-out-for-coffee-afterward-and-talk-about-it movies, and those are always welcome. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Goldblum, who has made psychological confusion his actor's stock-in-trade, gives Nolan's behavior just enough credibility to keep his quest alive for us, and Heche gives a delightfully unaffected performance as Lucy. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Begins exceptionally well. Indeed, for at least its first half it's an unusually thoughtful, admirably underplayed piece of work of disorienting, rather harsh realism that builds its mysteries in pleasurably oblique and unpredictable ways. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Screenwriter Matthew Tabak's directing debut is carefully plotted, well acted and surprisingly free of cheap thrills. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Consistently imaginative and persuasive in its plotting and writing. Tabak makes substantial demands on his wonderful cast but rewards them with roles of exceptional depth and dimension. show more

  • 60
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Unspectacular but quietly absorbing. show more

  • 50
    Jessica Winter Village Voice

    Amid the awkward pacing and gaping plot holes, the film's chief point of interest is Goldblum's morbidly fascinating performance: equal parts Walter Neff and Captain Kirk. show more

  • 50
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    A minor-key diversion, might play relatively well on television, where you're listening with one ear while keeping the other cocked to the phone. show more

  • 40
    Paul Malcolm L.A. Weekly

    None of it rings true, and it distracts from the film's real heart, which, on its own, would have made for a strikingly original first film. show more

  • 40
    Gregory Weinkauf New Times (L.A.)

    All in all, this is every inch a TV movie. show more

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