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Unfaithful Reviews

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 23, 2002
The bravest thing in Lyne's telling is its acknowledgment that sexual passion is often beyond the grasp of rationality.
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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
With her earthy prettiness and WASPish demeanor, Lane effortlessly shifts between soccer mom and sexpot depending on the situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Not only does Diane Lane look sensational, she also finds the perfect qualities to play the guilty wife.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 24, 2002
We end up hot but not bothered. It's the bothered part that good films examine.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Catherine Cantieri
July 23, 2002
You can't expect anything other than an icky art-core sleazefest from director Adrian Lyne.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A movie about sexuality that really throbs with eroticism.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
Amounts to soft-core musings about how exciting it is to cheat on your spouse, right up to the moment you get caught.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Paul Salfen
July 9, 2002
A surprisingly intriguing film that continues Lyne's reign of the `sexy thriller' genre.
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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 4, 2002
More mature than Fatal Attraction, more complete than Indecent Proposal and more relevant than 9 1/2 Weeks, Unfaithful is at once intimate and universal cinema.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 4, 2002
The movie doesn't give us a reason, but it doesn't lecture either; it understands, and so do we.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
July 1, 2002
The film effectively captures how a person can slowly fall into the trappings of temptation.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
June 20, 2002
Part drama, part thriller, "Unfaithful" is better than you might imagine. There are many subtle details and intriguing metaphors to Lyne's film that will engage the more faithful viewer.
| Original Score: 4/5
Paul Arendt
June 20, 2002
'Lyne has obviously cancelled his Playboy subscription and started taking Ideal Home instead.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Ramirez
June 20, 2002
Se trata de esas cintas que mucho verán se diga lo que se diga, pero permítanme declarar que no hay mucho que esta cinta aporte como para recomendarla.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2002
Several uninteresting, unlikeable people do bad things to and with each other in "Unfaithful." Why anyone who is not a character in this movie should care is beyond me.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 13, 2002
The movie is called Unfaithful, but it's actually extremely faithful -- to the adultery movie rulebook, anyway.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
offers a rare opportunity (in movies, at any rate) to explore a woman's sexuality and the tear she feels between devotion to her family and her need to feel sensual
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 11, 2002
Unfaithful is the type of movie that only works for viewers willing to put some thought into it -- patrons seeking cheap thrills will probably be disappointed.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
June 10, 2002
... works solely on the power of its lead performances and a script that manages to stay smart, in spite of its director's mouth-breathing clamor to film a Harlequin novel.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2002
Has none of the crackle of "Fatal Attraction", "9 1/2 Weeks", or even "Indecent Proposal", and feels more like Lyne's stolid remake of "Lolita".
| Original Score: 2/4
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