"...The movie raises interesting questions about the power exerted in relationships and the amount of control a person can or should have over another..."
"...LaBute has that rarest of attributes, a distinctive voice. You know one of his scenes at once....He also has a distinctive view of life....It is the surface normality of the characters and their worlds that is scary..."
"...[LaBute's] ideas on art and humanity will make you hoot, holler, curse the actors, damn LaBute and argue like hell with your date. What else do you want from a movie?..."
"...LaBute, adapting his 2001 play, entwines the four in some skillfully intense dialogue..."
"...Rudd is a consistent charmer..."
Los Angeles Times
"...LaBute is one of the most gifted writers to emerge over the last decade, and THE SHAPE OF THINGS is full of tantalizing ideas..."Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...Let's just say it's spectacular and a repeat viewing confirms just how cleverly -- not to mention cheekily -- the writer/director clicks all his pieces into place..."
"Rachel Weisz's brilliantly layered performance as Evelyn -- barbed, vehement and oddly sorrowful -- keeps all options open."
Sight and Sound