Time Out says
To be fair, McGuigan has tried to make a movie which does justice to the original, while laying out its own distinctive take on the material. Moving the location from chic Paris to wintry Chicago gives it a very different look, while they’ve clearly attempted to highlight the relationships rather than play with the enigma as Mimouni did. All well and good, or at least it would be if the youthful American cast were able to bring much emotional heft to their roles. Sadly, we never really get the sense that these individuals are at the mercy of their capricious desires, and the absence of that engagement leaves us rather too much time to ponder the plot holes. Overall, an honest fudge, significantly enlivened by Matthew Lillard stealing the picture as Hartnett’s motormouth best mate.