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Femme Fatale Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 2, 2003
It's much better than you've heard.
Full Review | Original Score: A
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 20, 2003
...suspenseful and sensuous, exasperatingly preposterous, and almost every minute entertaining.
| 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.
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
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 18, 2002
a tour de force of giddy-enthralling cinematic trashiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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
Jeremy Heilman
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Top Critic
Lisa Nesselson
June 9, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006

February 1, 2004
Top Critic

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 27, 2003
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
December 23, 2002

The Straits Times (Singapore)
December 23, 2002

Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 15, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 9, 2002
Bait and Switch

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 9, 2002

Orlando Weekly
November 9, 2002
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 8, 2002
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