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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The acting is top-notch, and LaPaglia, who makes the cop's torment palpable, gives the performance of his career. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stuns with writing, acting, direction. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's one of the best surprises of the holiday season. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Steeped in quiet despair, Lantana is a psychological thriller that emphasizes the psychology over the thrills. It's a smart, heart-twisting picture. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In addition to the strong script, the ensemble performances are topnotch, with no one hogging the limelight. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Voluptuous dance about love, pain and the whole damn thing. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This description no doubt makes the film seem like some kind of gimmicky puzzle. What's surprising is how easy it is to follow the plot, and how the coincidences don't get in the way. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    More intent on engaging the heart as it explores the mysteries contained within - mysteries that, as Lawrence and his spot-on cast demonstrate, are far more compelling than simple murder. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Haunting, powerfully acted, penetratingly written, it's about people coming home -- and not coming home -- to their marriages. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    While the movie is well acted and creative, its story and style are too self-consciously clever to build a high degree of emotional power. show more

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