The Last Seduction (1994)



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Director John Dahl's The Last Seduction is an updated film noir centering around a seductive, cheerfully lethal femme fatale. Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) talks her gullible, easily manipulated, doctor-husband Clay (Bill Pullman) into pulling off a $700,000 drug deal to pay off his gambling debts. But while Clay is in the shower, Bridget quietly leaves with the money. She ends up in a bar in a small town where she meets Mike (Peter Berg) and uses him to further her scheme to keep the money … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Steve Barancik
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 2002
October Films

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Critic Reviews for The Last Seduction

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (13)

The movie is a spirited attempt at modern film noir, and huge parts of it are enjoyable.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Washington Post
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What Sharon Stone did for the ice pick, Linda Fiorentino does for the ice princess.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Washington Post
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It's an entertaining and caustically humorous thriller if you like that sort of thing.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Chicago Reader
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[A] well-paced, cleverly written and quite diabolical thriller.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
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[A] tortuous, well-acted, witty, crisply photographed and immensely enjoyable thriller.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Mr. Dahl was good to begin with, and now he's badder and better.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Last Seduction


An efficient film noir with a clever plot and an extremely diabolical femme fatale played by a very inspired Linda Fiorentino. Also deserving praise is Bill Pullman, who is surprisingly funny as the furious husband trying to catch her in this witty cat-and-mouse game.

Carlos Magalh„es

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Quite chilling and zingy, but I'm slightly conflicted about Bridget's feminist rhetoric. I found myself liking her because she takes what she wants at whatever cost, but then I realized I was glorifying a sociopath. Is it feminist or unfeminist to like a woman because she's evil and damn good at it? Can we, as a gender-conscious society, like a "strong" female character only if she's also villainized? Sidebar: Doesn't Linda Fiorentino look like Lauren Bacall in that movie poster? I don't know if that's an implied reference to film noir, and as such, why every other review calls this film a neo-noir. I personally didn't see much film noir elements. It seems more screwball black black black comedy.

Alice Shen

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Wonderful performance from Fiorentino.

Tim Salmons

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