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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hackman and Freeman will pin you to your seat. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There is undeniable pleasure in watching these pros at work, but the murky depths of the soul can make for a dreary two hours. show more

  • 58
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    For many, the enticement of seeing two old pros smartly step through their pressurized pas de deux might be reason enough to buy a ticket. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Good acting and an effectively claustrophobic mood compensate for a story that doesn't add up to much in the long run. show more

  • 38
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A profound disappointment, given its cast and source material. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Not even the high-caliber talents of Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman can save this stagy, ridiculously over-baked psychological thriller. show more

  • 58
    Entertainment Weekly

    Pits the two actors against each other in a ''long night of the soul'' talkathon that director Stephen Hopkins' jerky editing techniques can't quite spark into sustained life. show more

  • 70
    Henry Cabot Beck

    A decent, smart, well-acted film. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Offers the pleasures of a chamber drama's bravura performances from a pair of supremely accomplished pros. show more

  • 60
    Andrew O'Hehir

    An engrossing, gem-hard little popcorn-cruncher. show more

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