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"[Patricia] Clarkson is eminently watchable as the emotionally wounded but resolute Helen, and [Scott] Speedman injects enough vulnerability into his character that we truly care about what happens to him, even if others in the film [October Gale] seem to feel he deserves it. Their strong performances carry the viewer over any narrative bald patches to a sudden and yet satisfying conclusion."
-- Chris Knight

Knight, Chris. "A perfect storm of coincidence; Grieving widow at a remote cottage has disturbing encounters with men." Review of October Gale. Montreal Gazette, March 27, 2015.