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Femme Fatale Reviews

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June 5, 2002
Top-billed Rebecca Romijn-Stamos looks the parts and gyrates nicely, but doesn't register as a classic femme fatale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2002
When [De Palma's] bad, he's really bad, and Femme Fatale ranks with the worst he has done.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 6, 2002
Romijn-Stamos' performances in in Sports Illustrated swimsuit videos were more compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 26, 2002
De Palma, who wrote the screenplay, doesn't seem to care here about basics like non-cardboard characters, credible plotting or giggle-free dialogue.
November 6, 2002
A fellow critic sitting a few seats down leaned over to me and muttered "This has got to be a parody, right?" while dozens of 'normal moviegoers' were content to giggle at the wackily earnest exchanges offered onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
November 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 7, 2002
Hitchcock...I mean De Palma, blows it again with this tedious garbage. Romijn-Stamos has the makings of a decent actress, but she is all wrong for this role.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
November 6, 2002
Pretty amusing when the director apes Hitchcock, and pretty awful when he apes himself.
November 6, 2002
More tawdry than titillating, what should have been sultry is more often skanky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
November 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2002
The film virtually chokes on its own self-consciousness.
| Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2002
Femme Fatale offers nothing more than a bait-and-switch that is beyond playing fair with the audience. Are we dealing with dreams, visions or being told what actually happened as if it were the third ending of Clue?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 10, 2002
De Palma's new thriller almost ends up as a parody -- largely because of a miscast female lead.
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
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
November 5, 2002
Sustains its dreamlike glide through a succession of cheesy coincidences and voluptuous cheap effects, not the least of which is Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
November 6, 2002
Once, De Palma seemed like a director intoxicated with the possibilities of movies; now he just seems in need of intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 6, 2002
Maybe all the pieces of a truly good film noir are here, but the filmmaker has opted simply to toss them into the air and let them fall where they may.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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