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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Sweaty, filthy, miserable and well acted. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The Intended is well-intended, but it is also the dreariest, most uninvolving movie I've seen this year. show more

  • 40
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Contributions of the accomplished cast notwithstanding, this period drama takes a few too many spins around the downward spiral, making it hard to believe as well as unpleasant. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Imagine a sexually charged "Heart of Darkness" by way of Denmark's bare-bones Dogme 95 and you'll have an idea of what this dark, moody melodrama is like. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Although phenomenally well-acted, the film's leisurely pace ultimately makes it feel as oppressive as the tropical heat and humidity that gradually turn the characters into slow-moving heaps of damp, dirty rags. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    A taut noirish thriller that unfolds in a fever of firelit ambience. show more

  • 50
    Eddie Cockrell Variety

    Another ferocious perf by Janet McTeer and an atmospheric Malaysian jungle location are nearly lost in the DV muddiness of period drama The Intended. show more

  • 40
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    The Intended is unintentionally risible from frame one to last. But don't just blame Levring: The script was co-authored by none other than McTeer herself, and the result suggests the sort of self-flagellating, anti-vanity project that can occur when perfectly capable actors start taking themselves way too seriously. show more

  • 40
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The misguided, delirious result offers the perverse guilty pleasure of watching a roster of distinguished actors earnestly swimming against a tidal wave of silliness. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    The performances are so skillful that the actors almost carry it off. But as the shocks come thicker and faster, the credibility of The Intended, wears away. show more

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