(2008)

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88
Moody, provocative and intellectually ambitious, Adoration is primed to elicit impassioned discussion among audiences.
80
The Hollywood Reporter
Shot on beautifully utilized film but employing images vividly from the Internet and mobile phones, it's an examination of the power that false ideas may have on people's imagination and beliefs when they are repeated over and over.
75
Some viewers may find the film confusing; I found it absorbing.
75
Adoration, Egoyan's most affecting film since "The Sweet Hereafter."
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Though there are moments when the drama turns into intellectual debate, the film is also emotional, moving with a fluid, mounting tension and moments of anguish and strange, startling humour.
63
Watching Adoration is like juggling three tennis balls, a porcupine, and a graduate thesis, but eventually it finds a unifying theme, that of tolerance melting away racial and intergenerational hatreds.
63
Adoration, which hinges on a number of coincidences, contains some really fine performances.
50
The upshot is that those who appear to be guilty may not be -- a muddled message for our time.
50
Adoration, despite a family resemblance to some of his finest work ("The Sweet Hereafter," "Ararat"), is Egoyan at his worst. The movie is slow and airless, with a script so weak one wonders why Egoyan bothered to film it.
50
Miami Herald
After a promising start, this ambitious but ultimately clunky and unwieldy movie dissolves into a pile of ideas in dire need of dramatization.
40
Despite strong turns, it feels little more than an Egoyan lecture on Serious Stuff; lots to talk about, little to enjoy.

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