The Intended
The Intended (2004)

Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring directs the Dogme 95-inspired period drama The Intended, co-written by leading lady Janet McTeer. Shot with digital video, the film takes place in the Malaysia jungle during the 1920s. Fortysomething… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Predictable and pointless melodrama.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Too dank and familiar an expedition.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

We begin hoping the ghost of Tennessee Williams will jump out of the bush and inform these characters that it takes more than wounded people with dark secrets, annoying insects and dripping moisture to make something of a tale like this.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Shrewd and astute, this is a film with a power that sneaks up on you and lingers long after it's over in a way you can't easily shake.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

A story bent on melodrama and borderline sadism.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Fans of Jungle Gothics would do better to let this one slip back into the underbrush.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

introspectively good

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's a moderately creepy, man-beyond- civilization exercise that can't decide whether it's arty or scary, and thus ends up being neither.

Eddie Cockrell
Variety

Few actresses can deliver intensity like McTeer, and it's that distinctive, all-purpose stare coupled with her sheer physicality that once again dominates the story.

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International

Tropical tripe.

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