The Last Seduction (1994)
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 and get rid of her inconvenient husband. Linda Fiorentino was championed by many critics for a Best Actress Academy Award nomination, but neither she nor the movie could be nominated since the film had made its debut on cable television. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Last Seduction
The movie is a spirited attempt at modern film noir, and huge parts of it are enjoyable.
What Sharon Stone did for the ice pick, Linda Fiorentino does for the ice princess.
It's an entertaining and caustically humorous thriller if you like that sort of thing.
[A] tortuous, well-acted, witty, crisply photographed and immensely enjoyable thriller.
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
An updated noir thriller that decisively puts the fatale back into femme fatale.
Fiorentino lights up this stylish noir classic and breaths new, menacing life into the femme fatale role. Barbara Stanwyck would be proud.
Linda Fiorentino turns in a sharp performance as perhaps the screen's nastiest femme fatale, ever.
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).
Post Tarantino noir with simmering wit.
Dahl's best film to date with twists galore and an energised performance from Fiorentino.
A lushly vile Fiorentino makes this a must see.
Clever thriller with excellent work from Fiorentino and a surprisingly sinister Pullman
Perhaps the most vicious and heartless femme fatale in screen history.
Awesome film noir. Fiorentino is so evil it's great.
Linda Fiorentino gives her best performance in a movie that will go down as a genre classic.
Audience Reviews for The 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.More
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.More
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