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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Like the best filmmakers at Sundance 2001, Nolan leaps into the wild blue and dares us to leap with him. Go for it. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Bound to be talked about, debated and eviscerated far more than it's understood. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Has the unanticipated craft and artfully ambiguous appeal of last year's "Croupier," a movie whose art-house word-of-mouth success could be duplicated here. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Operates in an orbit somewhere between Oliver Sacks and Lewis Carroll. I can't remember when a movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Terrifically satisfying film. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    One of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since "The Usual Suspects." show more

  • 100
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Pearce, who's in every scene except the Sammy flashbacks, dominates the picture through his feral performance. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    A puzzle movie in which the puzzle is actually worth the time and effort to solve. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This demanding puzzle is not for the "Chocolat" crowd, but those who stay with it will experience perhaps the most dazzling film released so far this year - even though a second viewing is virtually mandatory. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The most disorienting and trippiest data-retrieval caper in years. show more

  • December 23, 2009 jburdettewixom
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    One of my Top 5 Favorite Movies of All Time. A rewarding movie for intelligent people. Excellently written and directed.

  • July 17, 2008 Steve
    Report This User

    Incredible movie, well-written and original in every way. Very suspenseful and keeps you guessing until the end...

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