Cruel Intentions Reviews

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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 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
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
It's easy to see why the director thought his Cliff Notes approach to literature would work.
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 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.
March 20, 2019
Cruel Intentions is Les Liaisons Dangereuses as performed by Teletubbies.
April 4, 2018
You've got to see it (no, no, that's a figure of speech) to believe the goofiness of French aristocrats recast as pansexual degenerates from a private school on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
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!
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.
November 20, 2003
The story of sexual manipulation and emotional coldness becomes a mean-teen romp-around.
June 18, 2002
It is maliciously entertaining, up to a point.
March 19, 2002
This is the filmic answer to a pack of Spice Girl cards.
March 5, 2002
A clever reworking of a literary classic.
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