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Release Date: February 21st, 2014

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
A woman (Elizabeth Olsen) and her lover (Oscar Isaac) conspire to murder her mild-mannered husband (Tom Felton), but overwhelming guilt soon turns their passion into hatred.

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, Matt Lucas, Shirley Henderson, Mackenzie Crook, John Kavanagh

Director: Charlie Stratton

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: LD Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In a showy adaptation by first-time helmer Charlie Stratton, the story is more glum than seductive -- offering surprising sexual encounters, yes, but too little of the slow burn and psychological depth that might have made the Les Mis-meets-Jim Thompson concept get under one's skin. show more

  • If the movie fails to conjure soiled 19th-century Paris, that's not primarily because it was shot in Hungary and Serbia. More problematic are the English-language dialogue and actors who speak in a variety of accents and perform in a range of styles. show more

  • Whatever possessed the people who made this film to believe its ponderous style would appeal to contemporary audiences? One answer may lie in a variant of the mostly true proposition that no one sets out to make a bad film. No one chooses ponderousness as a goal; it comes unbidden, with deadly earnestness. show more

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