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Based on 21 Reviews
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    An arid, uninvolving film that suffers from Burrows' miscasting as the vain Julie. show more

  • 75
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    August Strindberg's psychological drama of erotic class conflict gets a bracing, claustrophobic workout from director Mike Figgis. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A brutally claustrophobic battle of wits and will, whose cruel nature ultimately seems to turn on the audience. show more

  • 87
    Mr. Showbiz

    Though modest in scale, this romantic gem constitutes yet another superb leap in the evolution of Figgis' career. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Intense, erotic and willful. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Fiery but turgid adaptation of the 1890 August Strindberg play. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Figgis's film doesn't match its reach. show more

  • 50
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    His [Director Mike Figgis's] techniques do make the film at least watchable. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This intense psycho-sexual drama doesn't easily lend itself to the camera. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A torrid and surprisingly cinematic chamber piece. show more

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