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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Uusually satisfying in the way it unfolds.
88
The kind of richly layered film that Hollywood seldom attempts, much less brings off. But it's more than brought off here in grand, solid style and beautifully crafted detail.
75
Reflective, deliberate, building gradually to a climax that left me touched.
62
Mr. Showbiz
Hicks is far less interested in resolving dramatic conflicts than in framing shots.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Exceedingly blurred rendering of a simply told, artful novel.
50
San Francisco Chronicle
Ultimately there's something too measured, too controlled in his film.
50
USA Today
Compelling almost in spite of itself, thanks to the impressionistic imagery of cinematographer Robert Richardson.
50
New York Daily News
A prettily photographed yet morbidly gloomy movie.
50
Movies made from serious novels are often ridiculed as unworthy of their sources, but this one may be too worthy -- too reverent, too showy, too earnest.
50
Christian Science Monitor
Too chilly and distanced to build the emotional impact it would like to have.
50
San Francisco Examiner
As cosmetically sanitized revisions of history go: This is as good as it gets.

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