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Last Seduction (1994)

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Average Rating: 7.9/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 0

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Director John Dahl's The Last Seduction is an updated film noir centering around a seductive, cheerfully lethal femme fatale. Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) talks her gullible, easily manipulated, doctor-husband Clay (Bill Pullman) into pulling off a $700,000 drug deal to pay off his gambling debts. But while Clay is in the shower, Bridget quietly leaves with the money. She ends up in a bar in a small town where she meets Mike (Peter Berg) and uses him to further her scheme to keep the money

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Steve Barancik

Nov 19, 2002

October Films

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All Critics (49) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (46) | Rotten (3) | DVD (8)

The movie is a spirited attempt at modern film noir, and huge parts of it are enjoyable.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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What Sharon Stone did for the ice pick, Linda Fiorentino does for the ice princess.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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It's an entertaining and caustically humorous thriller if you like that sort of thing.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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[A] well-paced, cleverly written and quite diabolical thriller.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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[A] tortuous, well-acted, witty, crisply photographed and immensely enjoyable thriller.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Mr. Dahl was good to begin with, and now he's badder and better.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Not since Kathleen Turner set her sights on William Hurt in Body Heat, has seduction and manipulation been showcased better than in this raunchy page turner

May 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

An updated noir thriller that decisively puts the fatale back into femme fatale.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fiorentino lights up this stylish noir classic and breaths new, menacing life into the femme fatale role. Barbara Stanwyck would be proud.

February 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Linda Fiorentino turns in a sharp performance as perhaps the screen's nastiest femme fatale, ever.

June 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

An amoral black comedy-noir with a selfish and ruthless heroine (wonderfully played by Linda Fiorentino) that joins the ranks of Mary Astor (Maltese Falcon) Stanwyck(Double Indemnity), and Kathlees Turner (Body Heat).

November 16, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Post Tarantino noir with simmering wit.

June 16, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

Dahl's best film to date with twists galore and an energised performance from Fiorentino.

June 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The film celebrates the appeal of evil

June 10, 2005

A lushly vile Fiorentino makes this a must see.

April 11, 2005
PopcornQ

A delight to watch.

March 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Clever thriller with excellent work from Fiorentino and a surprisingly sinister Pullman

August 15, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Perhaps the most vicious and heartless femme fatale in screen history.

January 13, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Awesome film noir. Fiorentino is so evil it's great.

August 13, 2003
About.com

Linda Fiorentino gives her best performance in a movie that will go down as a genre classic.

April 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Last Seduction

An efficient film noir with a clever plot and an extremely diabolical femme fatale played by a very inspired Linda Fiorentino. Also deserving praise is Bill Pullman, who is surprisingly funny as the furious husband trying to catch her in this witty cat-and-mouse game.
January 18, 2013
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

Quite chilling and zingy, but I'm slightly conflicted about Bridget's feminist rhetoric. I found myself liking her because she takes what she wants at whatever cost, but then I realized I was glorifying a sociopath. Is it feminist or unfeminist to like a woman because she's evil and damn good at it? Can we, as a gender-conscious society, like a "strong" female character only if she's also villainized? Sidebar: Doesn't Linda Fiorentino look like Lauren Bacall in that movie poster? I don't know if that's an implied reference to film noir, and as such, why every other review calls this film a neo-noir. I personally didn't see much film noir elements. It seems more screwball black black black comedy.
August 25, 2009
aliceinpunderland

Super Reviewer

One of the underrated films of all time! A perfect film noir.

*On my "best of the 1990s" list.
March 23, 2008
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