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Cleopatra's Second Husband Reviews

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Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It becomes a quite interesting tale of co-dependency, and the illusions of control people can construct in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 15, 2002
A tough thriller to find enjoyable or completely satisfying no matter how well crafted the story is by writer-director Jon Reiss ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The characters are so dislikable that not much seems to be at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
For anyone who doesn't mind being exposed to something a little dark and unsettling, Cleopatra's Second Husband offers 90 minutes of intriguing cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The execution of [Reiss's] nightmare ultimately moves too slowly to make this late-blooming freak-out worth waiting for.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Taking a branch off the (early) Neil LaBute tree of filmmaking, Jon Reis has planted a fashionably disturbing offshoot, fertilized with heavy doses of "Rod-Serlingesque" irony
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Startling in its originality, and while it's only 93 minutes long, the movie feels epic in its scope, thanks to all the twists and turns.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a bitter pill to swallow, featuring a quartet of unsympathetic characters and an unrelenting air of misanthropy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A weakly performed rehash of master-slave role-reversal tales like The Servant.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Illogical, unentertaining, and downright unappetizing, this is a miserable attempt at black comedy that succeeds in neither making us hate, love, nor even feel sorry for its mischief makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Shot in a house in an 18-day shoot, it still backs the wallop of a movie with much bigger stars and budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Unlike its Hollywood kin ... this scene from the class gurgle has the courage of its convictions -- which are misanthropic enough to make Neil LaBute wince.
Bilge Ebiri
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Jon Reiss's script has trouble finding its footing, and the plot progresses in awkward jerks.
January 1, 2000
The transition isn't as smooth as it might be, but Reiss ... pulls it off better than you might expect, and Robert's revenge is genuinely chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
One of those potentially interesting movies that takes its sweet time getting to the point -- by which time many audience members will likely have bailed out or dozed off.
Dave White
IFilm
January 1, 2000
Brutality, poison, torture and other rainy-day fun rules the day and makes this somewhat derivative film an unhinged, sicko treat to watch.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
The story is so oddly executed that it frequently seems weird for weirdness' sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
Paul Hipp ... garners no sympathy from the viewer as he allows, without reason, everyone to walk over his emotions and needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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