... a gritty and despairing noir.
—Stephen Holden New York Times
Too often it just feels like its bloody-minded characters are enacting a too-thin story on the fringes of Quadrophrenia.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
...a film of ominous gloom.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
—Karina Longworth Village Voice
...remains muffled, half-formed pulp fiction.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...as savory as the titular candy homicidally jammed down a throat.
—Bill Weber Slant Magazine
A new cast, an inflated budget and a game crew are here put at the service of doing nothing more than draining the venom out of a pair of hungry fangs.
—Chris Cabin filmcritic.com