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Variety Staff
February 8, 2008
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 25, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Steve Grant
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A sombre, manipulative affair in which the decor is never allowed to usurp our interest.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An absorbing and seductive movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 1988
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
It's like Masterpiece Theater ... but not boring!
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
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.
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2008
The creepy plot still holds a certain fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Probably the best adaptation of the celebrated novel you can find.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
Wicked and well-appointed, this is a deliriously sinful costume a drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2002
A scintillating study of sexual politics that skillfully presents the cruel ways two malevolent protagonists manipulate their targets and deceive others around them.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 3, 2004
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
Rob Blackwelder
May 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
December 26, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director Stephen Frears accelerates entertainingly through Christopher Hampton's wig-and-powder sado-comedy about sexual mind games in 18th-century France.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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