Entertainment Weekly - 04/01/2000 Ranked #6 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Film of the '90s: -- "...Dizzying....A mesmeric portrait..."
USA Today - 11/21/1997
"...Graced by another gripping Ian Holm performance..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 05/30/1997
"...A hypnotically structured, meditative mystery that instantly moves Egoyan to the front rank of world filmmakers..."
New York Times - 11/21/1997
"...[The] most wrenching film by the brilliantly analytical Atom Egoyan....This eloquent film also carries the exhilaration of crystal-clear artistic vision..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/24/1997
"...Ian Holm's performance here is bottomless in its subtlety....This is one of the best films of the year, an unflinching lament for the human condition..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"The director's finest hour..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/04/2010
"Sarah Polley gives a memorable performance.....[A] hauntingly beautiful film..."
A small Canadian town is torn apart by the appearance of an ambulance-chasing lawyer after a tragic accident involving a school bus killed many of the town's children. One key witness, however, eludes the troubled attorney: a gifted young woman confined by the tragedy to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. A morality play without the sermon from EXOTICA auteur Atom Egoyan, based on the acclaimed novel by Russell Banks.