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Polanski abandons all attempts at subtlety. The resulting production ends up far too heavy-handed to be considered powerful drama.
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Death and the Maiden is all about acting. In other hands, even given the same director, this might have been a dreary slog.
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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