Femme Fatale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Femme Fatale Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 29, 2009
Flies completely off of the rails, morphing from tantalizing trash to nowhere nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface.
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 9, 2003
Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
Kurt Dahlke
Apollo Guide
August 3, 2003
Like a great bottle of low-cost wine, it's a sexy, silly, thrilling indulgence to satisfy your cravings.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
This script is as oblique as it is pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 2, 2003
It's much better than you've heard.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 27, 2003
De Palma pulls his own switcheroo on the real story as it's about to reach its climax and replaces it with a fake one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 20, 2003
...suspenseful and sensuous, exasperatingly preposterous, and almost every minute entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dubois
March 17, 2003
Wickedly funny, visually engrossing, never boring, this movie challenges us to think about the ways we consume pop culture.
Frank Ochieng
February 3, 2003
So what was De Palma thinking...did the moviemaking mastermind behind such intriguing fare like Blow Out, Scareface, and the super-charged Mission: Impossible drink too much cough syrup to the point where it left him uncharacteristically disoriented?
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 20, 2003
Como obra de arte, este projeto falha grosseiramente (e vai despertar a revolta de muitos espectadores). Já como exercício cinematográfico, merece um pouco mais de atenção.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 16, 2003
What's so fun about this silly, outrageous, ingenious thriller is the director's talent. Watching a Brian DePalma movie is like watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie after drinking twelve beers.
George Wu
January 2, 2003
Emotionally and intellectually resonant.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
December 27, 2002
A lovely, unapologetic rendering of all the stuff that makes De Palma films tick -- and great stylish fun to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 12, 2002
But in a disastrous third act, "Femme Fatale's" more enjoyable moments are eviscerated by the film's final surprise. One monstrous twist too many and De Palma seems to apologize for his earlier, edgier decisions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Darrin Keene
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This is a return to form for De Palma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Not-so-nifty camera tricks did little to mask a downright lame script and the plot twists were crushingly heavy handed and unoriginal.
| Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
November 26, 2002
There's no humour, no suspense, little drama, not much sex appeal and hardly any intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 20, 2002
Even accepting this in the right frame of mind can only provide it with so much leniency.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Nayman
November 19, 2002
A movie as glossily silly -- and guiltily pleasurable -- as a waiting-room fashion magazine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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