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Cruel Intentions Reviews

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Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Dangerous Liaisons among rich NYC teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 8, 2008
What's both depressing and impressive about Cruel Intentions is the profound misanthropy of its meaning.
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B.J. Sigesmund
February 8, 2008
You won't be able to resist the film's ribaldry and cynicism. Kids these days!
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 1, 2007
The film's cheat ending aside, this arch, ridiculous movie heaves, sweats and steams, and for the most part, it delivers what its title promises.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Lascivious blackmailers and inveterate immoralists, these characters behave despicably, but the movie affects a tone of urbane detachment which puts sex in its proper perspective.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Cruel Intentions is vapid and mean -- in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Kumble doesn't dumb down the themes of the novel too much, he just gives them a refreshing, flashy feel Dawson's Creek-style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Lawrenson
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
A clever reworking of a literary classic.
July 9, 2001
Cruel Intentions takes the incredible brilliance of de Laclos's 1782 novel and makes it...a teeny bit dull.
Full Review| Original Score: 4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The movie as a whole sometimes pushes its own limits and, truth be said, it is pretty sleazy at times. But, it's enjoyable in a trashy, Wild Things kind of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
A guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Entertaining. Engaging. A calculated guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Witty, raunchy!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 1, 2000
Deliciously trashy!
Sandra Ramani
January 1, 2000
A trashy-but-fun film in the spirit of last year's Wild Things.
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Emanuel Levy
January 1, 2000
Nasty, profane and wickedly entertaining!
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
You may not like what you see, but you will enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
What an ingenious concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Gellar exudes a captivatingly carniverous carnality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Prigge
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sight and Sound
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Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 1, 2000
Ray Pride
January 1, 2000

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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