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Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Film.com
A careful, intelligent, and seamless design that makes room for a couple of unexpected twists.
75
USA Today
Has the refined taste to crib from classics like "Double Indemnity."
75
Mr. Showbiz
Doesn't come close to the pulp beauty and complexity of classic noir.
60
Director Mike Barker has delivered a film that proves there's life left in the old genre yet, and does so with style, intelligence and surprisingly little violence.
50
Chicago Tribune
The plot thickens and thickens and thickens until it chokes on a tangled mess of double-crosses.
40
Rolling Stone
Director Mike Barber springs a twist ending that makes you sit up and stifle those yawns.
38
New York Daily News
Sadly, a film about betrayal is ultimately betrayed by the film maker's own lack of conviction.
38
New York Post
A cast almost talented enough to distract you from Ted Griffin's gimmicky screenplay.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
So concerned with being a film that it forgets to be a movie.
0
Entertainment Weekly
An inept low-budget thriller.

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