Comfort of Strangers (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Comfort of Strangers (1997)




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In this twisted psychological thriller, a troubled British couple go to Venice to work out their problems and end up fighting for their lives when they encounter mysterious white-suited Italian Robert and his troubled wife. Robert smoothly fools them into entering his debauched and potentially deadly world filled with blind lust, corruption and pain.more
Rating: R (nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Ian McEwan, Harold Pinter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Madacy Home Video


Helen Mirren
as Caroline
Manfredi Aliquo
as Concierge
Mario Catone
as Detective
David Ford
as Waiter
Giancarlo Previati
as First Policeman
Antonio Serrano
as Second Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Comfort of Strangers

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 15, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | July 7, 2008
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Comfort of Strangers


"The Comfort of Strangers" is hardly groundbreaking. In fact most of the film is so insignificant that without the intriguing ending the film would have simply floated away. Thankfully the acting is top notch (Natasha Richardson, Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren) are all well suited to the material. They are skilled actors who do well with Harold Pinter's dialogue. In fact, "The Comfort of Strangers" would make a good companion piece to Pinter's older screenplay "The Servant." This picture is rather easy to read, simply put it's about the death of beauty but it's competently made and has an interesting ending making it worth at least one viewing.

Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

The synopsis of this film makes it sound much more interesting than it actually is. A bizarre story that just never seems to lift into anything remotely exciting, instead a slow, dull watch hoping for a glimpse of excitement, which never appears

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Venice is the perfect back drop for this movie about lust and obssession and love?Helen Mirren and Christopher Walken are amazing.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

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