...a chilling film about the routine business of unspeakable acts.
This is the horror at Michael‘s center (..) Observing the boy’s efforts to resist and the man’s efforts to contain him, or rather, to maintain the normality he imagines.
...the questions it asks are intelligent and thoughtful.
For a movie about all sorts of warm and gooey things -- faith, surrender to wonder, and the possibility of love in a hard, cold world -- it's got a bracingly astringentedge.
Brilliant and macabre...