...a mercilessly convoluted version of a Twister, that genre in which the plot whacks us as if it's taking batting practice. I will not hint at anything that happens. I will simply observe that it's all entertaining.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...constantly crosses the fine line between clever and severely self-indulgent.
—Bill Gibron Reel
...a movie that doesn't have good enough sense to quit while it's ahead.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com
...a movie with moments of vengeance-filled enjoyment but also a sense of tonal haphazardness.
—Robert Abele Los Angeles Times
A ripe premise left out in the sun too long...
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
Except for a mildly engaging heist scene in the middle of the movie, the story never gets within a mile of the Quentin Tarantino classics it tries to evoke.
—Kyle Post New York Post
...appears to be trying to cross a bad Elmore Leonard thriller with a bad indie-festival family-angst comedy...
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...one of those misbegotten clunkers where almost every creative decision isn't just wrong but tone-deaf.
—Tim Grierson Village Voice
...sadistically resurrects the Tarantino knockoff--an unloved, foul-mouthed little bastard of a subgenre that should now go away forever.
—Nathan Rabin Onion AV Club
...just feels awful.
—Tim Grierson LA Weekly