• A major filmmaker ... there are startling images and moments in this picture that will haunt you for a long time to come. Martin Scorsese

  • Hallucinatory ... by the end, it leaves viewers in something akin to a hypnotic state, unclear where reality ends and delusion (whether individual or collective) begins. Anton Bitel

  • Chilling ... tone and atmosphere mirror subject to perfection in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's hypnotic trip. David Rooney

  • Creates a mood of dislocated terror ... you may walk out of the theater arguing about what that last moment means, and afraid to meet the eye of the person you're arguing with. A.O. Scott