Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)



Critic Consensus: Critics say Cleopatra's Second Husband is unappetizing to watch and moves too slowly. Also, you don't care what happens to the characters.

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Leaving for vacation, art photographer Robert (Hipp) and his controlling wife Hallie (Schram) leave their house to two house-sitters Zack (Kestner) and Sophie (Mitchell). Things take a turn when they return home and find that Zack and Sophie want to stay. A twisted erotic love triangle develops as this young married couple who've lost the passion in their relationship become involved with the sexy house sitters who won't leave...--© Indicanmore
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Reiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 30, 2002
Indican Pictures - Official Site


Paul Hipp
as Robert Marrs
Boyd Kestner
as Zack Taylor
Bitty Schram
as Hallie Marrs
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Critic Reviews for Cleopatra's Second Husband

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (7)

It's a bitter pill to swallow, featuring a quartet of unsympathetic characters and an unrelenting air of misanthropy.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

One of those potentially interesting movies that takes its sweet time getting to the point -- by which time many audience members will likely have bailed out or dozed off.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

The characters are so dislikable that not much seems to be at stake.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Unlike its Hollywood kin ... this scene from the class gurgle has the courage of its convictions -- which are misanthropic enough to make Neil LaBute wince.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

For anyone who doesn't mind being exposed to something a little dark and unsettling, Cleopatra's Second Husband offers 90 minutes of intriguing cinema.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

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