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.
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Critic Reviews for Comfort of Strangers
Ineffective adaptation of Ian McEwan's intriguing novel
Languidly traverses a climate of moral ambiguity and emotional torpor without spilling any vino on the palazzo's floor.
Odd, unsettling and rather pointless
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.More
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 appearsMore
Venice is the perfect back drop for this movie about lust and obssession and love?Helen Mirren and Christopher Walken are amazing.More
Comfort of Strangers Quotes
- My father, was a very big man.. and all his life, he wore a black mustache. When it was no longer black, he used a small brush, -- such as ladies use for their eyes. Mascara -- to keep it black. You could not speak, at the dinner table unless first spoken to by my father.
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