• 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

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.

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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

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
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
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.

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

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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
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 1988
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