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Cruel Intentions Reviews

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April 13, 2019
With a sharp script and even sharper acting, it's a pleasure to watch this sexy game of chess unfold.
March 27, 2019
20 years later, you can see the charm that made Witherspoon a star, appreciate Blair's comedic splendor, and recognize that Phillippe was handsome and is also in this movie.
March 26, 2019
Cruel Intentions is a crass, shocking, somehow delightful film that takes the teen movie of the late '90s and turns the sex, deceit, and offensiveness to 11.
March 25, 2019
Cruel Intentions is a 90s cult classic with impeccable performances by all of its leads and a film that has been talked about since it first debuted in 1999.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 21, 2019
An erotic, raunchy, and deliriously campy drama...
March 21, 2019
Cruel Intentions is a stretch for all concerned, including the targeted audience, one that pays off handsomely--and works for older moviegoers as well.
March 21, 2019
At this infantile level of appraisal, I suspect that Ms. Gellar and Mr. Phillippe may have a harder time next summer than last.
March 21, 2019
The cruelest intentions of this film are aimed at its audience, who gets only lame comedy and unconvincing drama as it wallows in its sordid subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
March 21, 2019
Our fascination with this tale has always derived from its cool portrayal of utter amorality, which Kumble and his cast nicely energize with their heedless, youthful intensity.
March 21, 2019
The misbegotten Cruel Intentions serves up great glittering gobs of cheap, without the thrills.
March 21, 2019
Director and writer Roger Kumble serves up a delicious feast of piquant evil one-liners which are delivered superbly by Geller, on great form, and the suave Phillippe.
March 21, 2019
It's easy to see why the director thought his Cliff Notes approach to literature would work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
March 21, 2019
Despite all the prurient dialogue, director Roger Kumble, making his feature-directing debut after the dubious honor of writing Dumb and Dumber , is positively bashful about actually showing anything remotely sexy.
March 21, 2019
Cruel Intentions should have been a great idea.
March 21, 2019
Cruel Intentions is smarter and funnier than anything in the recent cycle of high-school sex comedies... but it's little more than a wildly uneven, sporadically enjoyable guilty pleasure.
March 21, 2019
Yet after Cruel Intentions evolves into a boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl saga, it staggers towards a half-baked climax, and an absurd aftermath.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 20, 2019
Cruel Intentions is a surprisingly winning update of Choderlos De Laclos's 1782 novel Les Liaisons Dangeureuses.
March 20, 2019
The abruptly moralising ending bumps this down a notch or two. Until then Cruel Intentions makes for smart and nasty entertainment: disservice with a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2019
It's great to see the stars relishing their unusual casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2019
Gellar, Phillippe and Witherspoon are fine as long as the material plays to their strengths, which appear to be sexy clowning and rapid-fire quipping in the fashionable vulgar vernacular.
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