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Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Los Angeles Times
It could have done with fewer plot devices, but it is ultimately far more satisfying than countless less ambitious and risky films.
Boston Globe
It is an uncompromising family tale, one that's dark but lyrical and moving in its rendering of the ties that bind even the most dysfunctional families, despite valiant efforts to destroy them.
Miami Herald
A film of rare beauty, lifted by some of the best acting you may see in any film this year.
Washington Post
It's clean and transparent, with no movie director tricks. The characters, not the montages, speak the loudest.
Chicago Tribune
In the end, grips us precisely because its actors are so utterly absorbed in their roles, so unfettered and nakedly expressive. This is the kind of acting we always look for, but rarely see.
Behind the narrative twists and contrived dramatic complications is a searing and scary look at dysfunction.
New York Daily News
A journey that goes from prosaic to existential. Director Hans Petter Moland's raw drama of father-daughter reconciliation features an excellent cast.
New Times (L.A.)
Headey, Skarsgård and Rampling flesh these people out marvelously, bringing them fully to life. It's almost a pity: The more real they become, the less pleasant is the time we spend with them.
Charlotte Observer
The characters, irritating as they can be at first, grow on you as they grow up.
It's a raw, haunting experience.

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