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Metascore

Based on 12 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.
67
Worth a look.
60
Things take an unexpected turn into far grimmer territory when the wormy Robert finally turns.
50
Well acted, but it doesn't enrich its metaphor beyond giving an old story a sour contemporary resonance.
50
Village Voice
An engagingly grim psychological thriller.
50
Chicago Reader
This watchable 1998 psychothriller deflects its cliches with canted angles, metonymic cropping, and a creeping pace, making it as much a parsing of "Twilight Zone"-brand irony as an example of it.
50
San Francisco Examiner
A weakly performed rehash of master-slave role-reversal tales.
25
New York Daily News
Since there's no suspense whatsoever, we're simply stuck with awful people doing awful things to each other.
25
It's a bitter pill to swallow, featuring a quartet of unsympathetic characters and an unrelenting air of misanthropy.
20
L.A. Weekly
Reiss guides the film with a firm hand, ratcheting up the tension and ably guiding his actors. It's his protagonists that undo the film, making it a chore to sit through.

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