David Arquette plays a soundtrack composer at loose ends in the alienating Los Angeles.
Manages a neat trick in playing grotesque and black-comedy elements as wry realism.
Educational tube sales in various territories are likely.
Austerity is one thing in a thriller, starving the audience of suspense, character-insight and thrills quite another.
Film is cleanly shot and devoid of cheap sentimentality.
A lukewarm slacker comedy set in subzero temperatures.
Pic is a successful portrait on its own terms, save one: It's unlikely to excite much theatrical interest.
Russia's 2010 Oscar submission. is less interested in the politics of its chosen milieu than in a glowering hero's machismo.