well- developed characters are played with authenticity, especially
Campbell's Carl and Janie (Anita Barone)... Becker's dialog
is crisp and human..." "...a technique that hasn't
been used in a feature film since Hitchcock's Rope (1948)...
It's intrigueing to watch, and frankly, it makes that live episode
of ER look like child's play." "The question may be
asked... why? My answer would be if you can do it this well...
narrative technique is more than a gimmick: the continuity makes
the suspense almost unbearable at points... This is both a very
taut thriller...and an amazing accomplishment."
Andy Klein, New Times
effective example of how shooting an entire 70-minute feature
in one single take can bring intense immediacy and psychological
validity to a traditional caper-gone-wrong plot."
Los Angeles Times