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A marriage becomes strained when the wife is confronted with a man she is convinced tortured and brutalized her when she was in jail years earlier.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Polanski treads lightly on the clumsier lines, and sustains tension by creating an elegant, unobtrusive dance with the camera.
Fresh: Polanski keeps the situation ambiguous to provoke questions of guilt and responsibility.
Fresh: Kingsley shrewdly tantalizes the viewer about his identity, and gets to deliver the text's most riveting monologue at the end. The lesser-known Wilson may be the first among equals, impressing strongly as the equivocating husband.
Rotten: The Polanski touch -- apart from a little suspense here and there -- is limited.
Amazing! Highly recommended!
This movie is an in-depth look at a terrifying reality. It is from the victim's perspective and the shows the lasting psychological effects on a woman tortured for political reasons. To me, this is the most compelling drama of all of Sigourney Weaver's roles. She is very believable.