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A young woman is faced with the disturbing reemergence of a man she once loved in this psychological thriller. Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) was a wealthy but reckless student at an exclusive private college until he mysteriously vanished, with airline tickets to Europe left unused and plenty of money still in the bank. Two years later, Katie Burke (Katie Holmes), Embry's girlfriend, is still dealing with his disappearance as she goes into the home stretch of her college career. With exams, a thesis, and job interviews to think about, Katie is already walking an emotional tightrope when… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Meandering and glacially paced, and often just plain dull."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"It's light on the chills and heavy on the atmospheric weirdness, and there are moments of jaw-droppingly odd behavior -- yet I found it weirdly appealing."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"It really is almost impressive how bad this is."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The film's final twist is admittedly quite effective, though it doesn't even remotely justify the interminable build-up leading into it."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The twist ending ... becomes discernible around the midway point, but Gaghan makes up for it ..."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"It's a bad sign in a thriller when you instantly know whodunit."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Pic's structure and last-minute disclosures entirely betray any personal investment the viewer has made in this low-key yarn, which will cause audiences to feel ambushed and sullied at fadeout."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"A dull, pretentious, and godly dreary pseudo-thriller..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Might have been titled Fatal Attraction -- The College Years."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"O ritmo lento e o final previsŪvel (e absurdo) comprometem o filme irremediavelmente."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Hardly a nuanced portrait of a young woman's breakdown, the film nevertheless works up a few scares."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"The title helpfully offers the most succinct review of it you'll read anywhere."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A flimsy and tedious thriller."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Lacked an emotionally endearing story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"In the end, the film is less the cheap thriller you'd expect than it is a fairly revealing study of its two main characters - damaged-goods people whose orbits will inevitably and dangerously collide."
‑ Nick Rogers, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
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