• R, 2 hr.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stephen Frears
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 1, 2001
  • Warner Home Video

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Dangerous Liaisons Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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This incisive study of sex as an arena for manipulative power games takes too long to catch fire and suffers from a deficient central performance.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 8, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The creepy plot still holds a certain fascination.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

February 8, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Emotional cruelty through sexual manipulation is the rule of the game of this smooth transfer of Christopher Hampton's witty play, with an all-American cast, headed by Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

April 30, 2007

Time Out
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A sombre, manipulative affair in which the dà (C)cor is never allowed to usurp our interest.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Splendid... full of deliciously devious characters

| Original Score: 5/5

December 3, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

For a tragedy that carries a strong emotional kick, it's wickedly fun.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Close, Malkovich e Pfeiffer aproveitam ao máximo seus fascinantes personagens e os diálogos afiados do roteiro de Hampton, mas o filme é um pouco mais frio do que deveria.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2004
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Wicked and well-appointed, this is a deliriously sinful costume a drama.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Its vernacular style allows the film to connect easily with present-day morals, sexual politics, and thirst for power.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

July 30, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Witty, entertaining, if occasionally overripe.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

Stephen Frears' direction is superb -- the design and lighting evoke simultaneous worlds of privilege and squalor, and while the nature of day-to-day life in 18th century France becomes readily apparent, it never becomes distracting.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 7, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Perhaps the juciest adaptation of the story that one could hope for.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

It's like Masterpiece Theater ... but not boring!

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A scintillating study of sexual politics that skillfully presents the cruel ways two malevolent protagonists manipulate their targets and deceive others around them.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 14, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

If the very most basic plot is a little too much like some of those incompetently made French sex-romps that show up on late-night cable, everything else is first-rate in this production.

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January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Probably the best adaptation of the celebrated novel you can find.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Tantalizingly wicked -- watching it makes the color rise to your cheeks.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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An absorbing and seductive movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 4/5

December 26, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 14, 2005
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