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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One of the year's best and most provocative films. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It becomes stronger and more honest than most character studies on film. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Its premise is so promising that you long for more than Arteta's low-key approach can deliver. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A reverse male-bonding tale unlike anything you've ever seen. And it's not the easiest good movie to sit through. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's all we ask of a film but almost never get, as it first makes us squirm, then makes us cheer. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    You wouldn't think the darn thing would have such lingering power. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A fascinating study of behavior that violates the rules. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The acting is excellent. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    An oddity, but a remarkably intriguing and original one, and in Buck ... it also has the most unforgettable movie character of the year. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Comes on like an "After School Special'' psychodrama that's been taken off its medication. show more

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