Haunted by the memories of a son her husband swears she never had, a distraught mother's search for the truth leads to a mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror.
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Rotten: An uneasy mix between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the The X-Files, and one not nearly as smart as either.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, September 24, 2004
Fresh: Perhaps wisely leaves more questions than it answers and for the most part manages to maintain its suspense.
- Brian Lowry, Variety, Friday, September 24, 2004
Fresh: Such unabashed ludicrousness can be fun, in a brainless sort of way, especially when it's coupled with lots of sudden defibrillator jolts underscored by crashing cymbals.
- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, September 24, 2004
I loved the first half...the pacing especially. The film follows a women who is grieving over the loss of her son, and then during that process, she's informed that her son didn't exist. The plot progressed nicely and was aided by the solid performances by Julianne Moore and Dominic West. Then there was sudden shift about 3/4's of the way through the film where it just all went down hill. The plot got really confusing, and then the ending was like...wtf. Overall, a decent and entertaining film, but I was slightly disappointed because I thought it had potential.
- jamers2011, Sunday, August 28, 2011
Julianne Moore is a mother who misses her dead son, which is normal ... until everyone she knows starts to tell her that she never had one. As the story shifts from psychological thriller into the unknown, the fantastic, well, it loses its way, but the actors are still good.
- ApeneckFletcher, Saturday, February 25, 2012
The ending was confusing. Did they remake the ending or something? Because there was two ending. One was when the mother could remember her son and the person who was testing them just flew away because he failed. And another one was he was there when the mother found her son in the playground.
- 3niR, Monday, February 22, 2010