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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Offers something magical in the haunting and hypnotic performance of Sarah Polley...(the film) cuts deep. show more

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Disarms with its sincerity and frankness. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The cumbersome wrap-up, which follows a four-year narrative gap, seems too fanciful and bogs down what has been a stronger second hour. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    At the heart of the film, Polley - with her wary, unsure stares, her open smile and beguiling intelligence - is terrific. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Polley, the paraplegic incest victim in Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter," gives a mesmerizing central performance. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    As talented as Polley proved herself in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go," this is her best work yet. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's heart is in the right place. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Should make Polley, memorable in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go," into a bona-fide star. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    A shy and depressed college graduate falls in love with a Bohemian artist, as in Woody Allen's "Manhattan." show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    While the appeal of Guinevere is decidedly intermittent, it's there, and the acting is right on the money. show more

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