Generally speaking, Richard Kelly's latest dark sci-fi film, 'The Box,' has been widely labeled as a middle-of-the-road effort: that is, not nearly as bad as his poorly received last movie, 2006's apocalyptic 'Southland Tales,' but also not nearly as inspired by his breakout cult classic, 2001's 'Donnie Darko.'

The film, based on a short story by prolific sci-fi writer Richard Metheson, and starring Cameron Diaz, 'The Box' is simultaneously being talked up by critics for intricate, detailed story-telling and bashed for moving too slow.

Read the reviews after the jump and tell us what you think.