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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Though not flawless, this is a compelling study, in Dogme style, of a wounded young woman who spends her working life spying on others. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The movie's intense focus skillfully exposes the raw pain just under the skin of a seemingly ordinary citizen. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    You might call the film "Rear Window Times 100." show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Arnold reminds us that the best thrillers don't settle for taking the audience away from their everyday experience; rather, they burrow inward and, by sheer power of cinematic observation, make it hard for us to look away lest we miss something--on a screen or off. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Academy Award-winning live-action-short director Andrea Arnold makes a startlingly assured debut with this low-key psychological chiller. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Dickie is intense in her screen debut, which requires her to be in nearly every scene. The supporting cast is strong, and Robbie Ryan's handheld camera provides gritty ambiance for this taut thriller. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie trades the paranoia of modern omni-cam culture for a tighter, more personal drama, and while it sticks with you, you feel the missed opportunity like a phantom leg. show more

  • 91
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    It's a wonderful debut, despite all the pain you may feel watching it. show more

  • 75
    Paula Nechak Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's a taut, unexpected study that asks many questions about retribution and redemption. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Surprisingly moving and intellectually satisfying. show more

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