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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
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
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
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 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.
March 20, 2019
The film plays out as a lurid, mean-spirited and entertaining piece of teen tomfoolery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 20, 2019
Despite the last 10 minutes, there's much to like in Cruel Intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2019
If you love the Mean Teen genre, you'll get a rise out of Cruel Intentions, which is quite possibly the meanest teenage flick ever made.
March 20, 2019
The depth gone, this is simply an entertaining romp that's easily surpassed by Stephen Frears's earlier adaptation of the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2019
Cruel Intentions might be absolutely absurd in its twisted sex games and have some fairly noticeable plot holes but you can't deny that the excellent performances and wickedly scandalous script makes it compulsively watchable.
March 5, 2019
Consider it in the Brechtian tradition of Sirk, Fassbinder, late Waters, Haynes, cynical high melodrama and forebearer to Gen X ironism.
June 18, 2012
Intentions isn't believable, but it's stylishly shot and full of attractive young people posed in chic clothes in expensive settings. It's a brainless good time for The WB set.
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