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  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film itself is dark and chilling, if occasionally plodding, but worth seeing for the absorbing potency of its main performances. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    With a calmness that bespeaks confidence, this small, spellbinding second feature by Hilary Brougher brings together two women, trapped in separate states of denial and distress, who manage to end each other's entrapment. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is first-rate stuff. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A muted psychological mystery where filmmaker Hilary Brougher's interest in "solving" a possible crime is superseded by her investigation into matters involving denial, free will and the physical and emotional burdens of pregnancy. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Some cases should never come to trial, because no verdict would be adequate. You are likely to be discussing this film long into the night. show more

  • 88
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Tamblyn's surprisingly measured performance commands attention. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A stark, painful drama about pregnancy--a subject rarely treated this fully, candidly or tragically. show more

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    This is grim material, but director Hilary Brougher -- working from her own script that won a Sundance award -- examines the lives of these two suffering women without sensationalism or preaching. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    However you feel about her character and what she may or may not have done, Tamblyn's portrayal of Stephanie Daley is softly devastating. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The movie amounts to an extended short story that progresses slowly and fades away with key questions unanswered. Ambiguity isn't necessarily interesting. show more

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