Femme Fatale

Critic Score

48%

User Score

49%
In theaters Nov 08, 2002
R, 1 hr. 50 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress named Laure Ash. A sultry former jewel thief and con woman trying to live the straight life, Laure is suddenly exposed to the world--and her
Director: Brian De Palma, Brian DePalma
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Theater Release: Nov 08, 2002
DVD Release: Mar 25, 2003

Cast

Rebecca Romijn

Laure/Lily
Antonio Banderas

Nicolas Bardo
Eriq Ebouaney

Black Tie
Rie Rasmussen

Veronica
Fiona Curzon

Stanfield Phillips
Gilles Jacob

Himself

Critic Reviews

Consensus: The thriller Femme Fatale is overheated, nonsensical, and silly.
  • I found myself capitulating to its inspired formalist madness -- something I've resisted in [De Palma's] films for the past 30-odd years. More...
  • A wonderful ride. More...
  • De Palma has provided enough ripe flesh, split-screen mayhem, and dreamlike imagery to power six films noir. More...
  • No normal person should hurt himself trying to follow the thing. More...
  • Great over-the-top moviemaking if you're in a slap-happy mood. More...
  • At least Femme Fatale has an apt title - "femme" because it's about a woman and "fatale" because it makes you want to jump out a window. More...
  • [Romijin-Stamos] knows her way around a wisecrack, and Femme Fatale may do for her what Basic Instinct did for Sharon Stone. More...
  • A feast for hard-core movie or De Palma buffs (and Romijn-Stamos junkies) but a famine for anyone looking for a good story. More...
  • Pretty amusing when the director apes Hitchcock, and pretty awful when he apes himself. More...
  • More tawdry than titillating, what should have been sultry is more often skanky. More...

User Reviews

  • It really feels like a lot of Brian De Palma‚??s early work, playing around with the Noir genre and fitting it into a modern caper/thriller. The...
  • Outstanding! The opening stole my attention already.
  • A pretty decent sultry thriller directed by Brian DePalma. A jewel thief tries to cover her past but a chance photo of her alerts the people she has...
  • I loved it! Rebecca is fantastic, breathtakingly beautiful and a fine actress too. Antonio Bandaras is great, although his comedic lines are too...
  • "Femme Fatale" is best understood as a game played by Brian De Palma and appreciated by knowing cineastes. It's not about story or characters, but...
  • This is, without doubt, one of Brian De Palma's greatest achievements, an incredibly rich and playful movie which immeasurably rewards repeated...
  • What a piece of crap.
  • Another intricated cinephile masturbation by DePalma, though his virtuous and stylish mise-en-scene is always present. fun and sexy, especially for...
  • One of the coolest openings ever...Hot Lesbian Cannes Heist action...
  • Starting out rather interestingly with a well-filmed heist scene, DePalma tries a little to hard to be the modern day Hitchcock afterwards. While...