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78
Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Fueled by gripping suspense, dark humor and outraged humanity, the film is a modern horror story that means to shake you, and does. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    All told, the best ensemble cast I've seen this year. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Things will not be a big concession-stand movie because the floating heart is our introduction to a cottage industry we hope won't catch on. It is dirtier than pretty, yet Frears finds beauty in the telling. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    The thriller aspect of this work, happily, doesn't overshadow its real beauty -- its stark portrayal of the nightmare despair of aliens, hunted, on edge, prepared to risk all for a new start. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Finally, a real movie! show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Frears story's grotesque subject offers an opportunity for a sick audience payoff that is more "Death Wish" than social commentary, and he takes it. It works -- you'll laugh! you'll gulp! -- but it's cheap. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A crackerjack thriller, laced with labyrinthine mysteries, moral quandaries and unspeakable evil. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The strength of the thriller genre is that it provides stories with built-in energy and structure. The weakness is that thrillers often seem to follow foreseeable formulas. Frears and his writer, Steve Knight, use the power of the thriller and avoid the weaknesses in giving us, really, two movies for the price of one. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's an exciting but brainy, cross-cultural thriller about modern London and life in a contemporary urban pressure cooker, and it depends more on plot, character and atmosphere than it does on chases and gunfire. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a dark and revealing movie, and, while the ending may not be upbeat enough for those expecting mainstream fare, it offers a measure of hope and a catharsis. show more

  • March 08, 2013 cmfrtblebbw
    Report This User

    Fantastic...great story, great cast. Wonderful imagery, you won\'t soon forget double edged razor blades, after seeing this movie!

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