• 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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 2/5

October 25, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2002
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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 1988
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
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 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.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

November 14, 2005
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
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
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
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
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
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 4/5

May 18, 2004
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 4/5

December 26, 2006
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2004
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

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

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Director Stephen Frears accelerates entertainingly through Christopher Hampton's wig-and-powder sado-comedy about sexual mind games in 18th-century France.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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