We gave it an A-
Hard Candy director David Slade brings a visual ferocity to Brian Nelson’s unsettling script that craftily tests the audience’s sympathies for an Internet pedophile and a seemingly helpless 14-year-old.
EXTRAS A superb making-of explains how a then-bald Ellen Page beat out 300 other girls for her role by interpreting Hayley as Joan of Arc. Co-star Patrick Wilson admits, in one of two commentaries, that he actually passed out while filming the most traumatizing male movie scene since Deliverance. Just a warning: One of the film’s early titles was Snip Snip.