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Death and the Maiden

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Released 1994

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Director:
Roman Polanski
Released:
1994
Rating:
R
A marriage becomes strained when the wife is confronted with a man she is convinced tortured and brutalized her when she was in jail years earlier.

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  • 91

    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 bra...

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    As vivid and suspenseful as Roman Polanski has made this claustrophobic tale of a torture victim turning the tables on her putative tormentor, one is still left with a film in whic...

  • 75

    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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