Femme Fatale (2002)

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Critic Consensus: The thriller Femme Fatale is overheated, nonsensical, and silly.


Movie Info

A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress named Laure Ash. A sultry former jewel thief and con woman trying to live the straight life, Laure is suddenly exposed to the world--and her enemies--by a voyeuristic photographer, Nicholas Bardo, who takes a sudden interest in her. Seen as a dangerous individual dressed in black, Nicholas is always hounding her, attempting to reveal Laure for what she really is--a born manipulator. As Nicholas tries to determine her true intentions, he … More

Rating: R (for strong sexuality, violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brian DePalma
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003
Box Office: $6.5M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Laure/Lily

as Nicolas Bardo

as Black Tie

as Veronica

as Stanfield Phillips

as Himself

as Seated Guard

as Woman in Panic

as Cannes Commentator

as Bodyguard One

as Bodyguard Two

as Bespectacled Man

as TV Moderator

as Flight Attendant

as Truck Driver

as Embassy Guard

as Napoleon

as French Policeman

as Woman With Blind Man

as Sex Shop Man

as Power Room Guard

as The Blonde at the Re...

as Groom Hotel Sheraton

as Policeman

as Photographer

as Surveillance Room Gu...

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as Woman in Panic

as Festival Guest

as Poster Man

as Medium on TV Show

as Medium on TV Show

as Medium on TV Show

as Thierry

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Critic Reviews for Femme Fatale

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (39)

I found myself capitulating to its inspired formalist madness -- something I've resisted in [De Palma's] films for the past 30-odd years.

Full Review… | November 15, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Flies completely off of the rails, morphing from tantalizing trash to nowhere nonsense.

Full Review… | January 29, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness.

September 9, 2003
Radio Free Entertainment

Like a great bottle of low-cost wine, it's a sexy, silly, thrilling indulgence to satisfy your cravings.

Full Review… | August 3, 2003
Apollo Guide

This script is as oblique as it is pretentious.

Full Review… | April 5, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Femme Fatale

½

It really feels like a lot of Brian De Palmaâ??s early work, playing around with the Noir genre and fitting it into a modern caper/thriller. The visual style is beautiful, even more than usual due to the fact that itâ??s filmed in breathtaking areas in Cannes. The story is extremely fun and keeps you guessing along the way. The acting is decent, Rebecca Romijn clearly wasnâ??t that experienced at the time, but more of her work is visual anyway. Iâ??m also not a huge fan of Antonio Banderas, but he was actually very good in this. While itâ??s not a perfect movie, itâ??s definitely worthwhile and a return to the past for De Palma.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Outstanding! The opening stole my attention already.

ScoopOnline
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

½

A pretty decent sultry thriller directed by Brian DePalma. A jewel thief tries to cover her past but a chance photo of her alerts the people she has crossed before. Enjoyable if not quite a classic but I do like the ending and Rebecca Romijn suits the role to a T before her success as Mystique in the X-Men series.

Deano78
Dean !

Super Reviewer

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