...en fantastiskt egensinnig liten film...
As a portrait of the banality of evil, Bob Hoskins' Hilditch is little short of brilliant.
...Egoyan focuses on the ultimately redemptive encounter between Felicia and Hilditch, which the director describes as a twist on the story of Beauty And The Beast.
Newcomer Cassidy is excellent, and Hoskins gives a flawless performance; he hides Hilditch's terrible secret life behind a creepy, avuncular concern and good-nature that's chilling in its banality.
Egoyan is (...) a devious director, achieving his effects at a level below the surface. He never settles for just telling a story.