RICHARD SHICKEL Time Magazine

"…shattering…" (in sub-heading, not in the body of the review)

"…Kevin Spacey, giving a truly great performance."

"The writing by Alan Ball…consistently surprises…"

"…the energy and conviction (Mendes) and his cast bring to this movie do not permit second thoughts—at least until you are outside the theater, trying to shake off its mysterious spell."