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The Last Seduction (1994)

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Bridget Gregory seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician. But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town, Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale, into a smolderingaffair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper intoher web of deadly deceit.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Runtime:
Studio:
October Films

Cast

Linda Fiorentino
as Bridget Gregory
Peter Berg
as Mike Swale
Bill Pullman
as Clay Gregory
J.T. Walsh
as Frank
Bill Nunn
as Harlan
Jack Shearer
as Public Defender
Michael Raysses
as Phone Sales Rep
Zach Phifer
as Gas Station Attendant
Erik-Anders Nilsson
as 1st Beston Passerby
Patricia R. Caprio
as 2nd Beston Passerby
Renee Louise Rogers
as Receptionist
Bill Stevenson
as Mail Boy
Walter Addison
as Detective
Serena
as Trish Swale
Michelle Davison
as 911 Operator
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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
Top Critic

What Sharon Stone did for the ice pick, Linda Fiorentino does for the ice princess.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's an entertaining and caustically humorous thriller if you like that sort of thing.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[A] well-paced, cleverly written and quite diabolical thriller.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

[A] tortuous, well-acted, witty, crisply photographed and immensely enjoyable thriller.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Dahl was good to begin with, and now he's badder and better.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Last Seduction

½

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Wonderful performance from Fiorentino.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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