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Femme Fatale Reviews

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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2006
Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
April 2, 2003
It's much better than you've heard.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 20, 2003
...suspenseful and sensuous, exasperatingly preposterous, and almost every minute entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
March 17, 2003
Wickedly funny, visually engrossing, never boring, this movie challenges us to think about the ways we consume pop culture.
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.
January 2, 2003
Emotionally and intellectually resonant.
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+
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
December 8, 2002
This is a return to form for De Palma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2002
A movie as glossily silly -- and guiltily pleasurable -- as a waiting-room fashion magazine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 18, 2002
a tour de force of giddy-enthralling cinematic trashiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 15, 2002
I found myself capitulating to its inspired formalist madness -- something I've resisted in [De Palma's] films for the past 30-odd years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2002
Perhaps more than any film he's made up to this point, [it] is DePalma's most humanistic defense of his body of work, but only a director with his unique obsessions and talents could make a statement of humanism that's so provocative, sexy, and exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 13, 2002
This is SO De Palma. If you love him, you'll like it. If you don't...well, skip to another review.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
November 12, 2002
Whatever else it is or isn't, Femme Fatale is pure filmmaking of a kind we don't see much of these days. It's vintage De Palma and I, at least, am glad to have him back in form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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