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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A dreary film that's damn near torture to sit through. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Saddest, most hang-dog, most depressing movie possible. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    For all its seriousness, though, Levity struck me as pretentious and intractably lifeless. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A meditation on guilt, remorse and redemption -- is unrelentingly heavy. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Where's the levity, you ask? There is none, or rather, there is none that Manuel can perceive. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Solomon keeps the drama generally clear and interesting, though some touches make the film-noir plot seem too pretentious. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A thoughtful, almost poetic, piece that puts forth the argument that redemption is not easily achieved. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A film of almost paralyzing gravity and large ambitions that, almost inevitably, it can't quite meet. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Freeman and Hunter are both overqualified for material this ponderous, but she plays along, while he appears to have made a minimal emotional investment in the oncoming avalanche of coincidences and cliches. show more

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