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Death and the Maiden Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    72

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Polanski abandons all attempts at subtlety. The resulting production ends up far too heavy-handed to be considered powerful drama.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Death and the Maiden is all about acting. In other hands, even given the same director, this might have been a dreary slog.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Death and the Maiden doesn't always escape its contraption origins, but it ends with one of the most honest-and poetic- reckonings of human evil in modern movies. It's Polanski braying at his own bitter moon.

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