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Cruel Intentions Reviews

February 8, 2008
What's both depressing and impressive about Cruel Intentions is the profound misanthropy of its meaning.
February 8, 2008
You won't be able to resist the film's ribaldry and cynicism. Kids these days!
Top Critic
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.
July 21, 2005
You sometimes have to giggle at this movie the way you do when you catch 4-year-olds playing dress-up in front of Mom's closet.
June 18, 2002
It is maliciously entertaining, up to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 19, 2002
This is the filmic answer to a pack of Spice Girl cards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2001
Rarely has a film elicited more raucous unintended laughter.
January 1, 2000
Smart and merciless!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Neither the characters nor the events are exactly the same as those of the novel, but some of the same spirit comes across.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You may come to realize that if a bomb suddenly blew up everyone on screen, you wouldn't particularly miss anyone.
January 1, 2000
A 90210 rerun on Viagra!
January 1, 2000
You have the queasy sense that the whole thing is just an elaborate stunt, and in this case an exploitative one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Though writer-director Roger Kumble doesn't fully exploit this conceit, Cruel Intentions is still briskly enjoyable, what people might call a 'guilty pleasure' -- only it's the sort of film that would mock anyone who felt guilt in pleasure.
January 1, 2000
As a serious study of vapid youth, Cruel Intentions vacillates between the cynically pretentious and the shallowly silly.
January 1, 2000
The teen-age target audience will probably gobble Cruel Intentions right up, but for me this film boarders on creepy.
January 1, 2000
Witty, raunchy!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Bad acting, implausible plot twists and sure-to-be-classic bad lines!
January 1, 2000
The likes of Glenn Close and John Malkovich have given way to unconvincing actors who can't grasp the concept that roles of this complexity require more than good looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Vile, vacuous!
January 1, 2000
The film is pitched too high and too rich to make a solid connection with most young viewers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Foxy, snotty, enjoyably trashy!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Nasty, profane and wickedly entertaining!
January 1, 2000
Cruel Intentions is the dirtiest-minded American movie in recent memory -- and an honestly corrupt entertaining picture is never anything to sneeze at.
January 1, 2000
The initial feel of Cruel Intentions is so audacious that the comedown is truly a letdown.
January 1, 2000
Overbaked, overproduced, and overliterary!