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Unfaithful Reviews

July 20, 2002
A movie about sexuality that really throbs with eroticism.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 13, 2002
The movie is called Unfaithful, but it's actually extremely faithful -- to the adultery movie rulebook, anyway.
June 1, 2002
What's curious about Unfaithful is just how little it pops.
May 19, 2002
A glossy, depthless melodrama.
May 14, 2002
After the plot's big turning point, the movie loses its focus and can't decide whether it wants to be a melodrama or a crime thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2002
Diane Lane is magnificent in this movie.
May 10, 2002
At what point in the movie is it too late to ask for your money back?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2002
It's an ill movie that bloweth no man to good.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 10, 2002
Plays like something that's been cryogenically preserved since the AIDS-hysteria heyday of about 1987.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2002
French actor Martinez gives Paul the kind of carefree arrogance Gere had in similar roles 20 years ago. He and Lane sizzle in their sultry scenes of afternoon delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
Unfaithful says some true things about marriage, true enough that men will be looking askance at their wives for days after seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 10, 2002
Diane Lane's sophisticated performance can't rescue Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful from its sleazy moralizing.
May 10, 2002
Unfaithful ends so badly that it's impossible to recommend. At the same time, the film is impossible to dismiss because of Diane Lane's performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2002
An adult film about the hard choices adults have to make.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 10, 2002
Diane Lane works nothing short of a minor miracle in Unfaithful.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
Diane Lane's performance in Unfaithful is so good we can only wish it were in a movie that deserved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
The uncommonly good screenplay by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr., keeps you undecided, even tormented, about whom to empathize with and why.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2002
An awesomely superficial, thoroughly bland, psychologically bankrupt rehash of [Lyne's] greatest hits.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
Lyne commits the dramatist's unpardonable sin -- ultimately, he proves unfaithful to his own premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2002
Instead of pumping up the plot with recycled manufactured thrills, it's content to contemplate two reasonably sane adults who get themselves into an almost insoluble dilemma.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2002
Diane Lane shines in Unfaithful. Almost everything else is wan.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2002
Despite some fine, nuanced acting, Unfaithful doesn't get much deeper than a romance novel.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2002
Flawed but fascinating, and the performance by Diane Lane nothing short of miraculous.
May 9, 2002
Escapism in its purest form.
May 9, 2002
The audience when I saw this one was chuckling at all the wrong times, and that's a bad sign when they're supposed to be having a collective heart attack.
May 9, 2002
After posing a moral dilemma worthy of serious consideration, [Lyne] resorts to genre solutions. That worked in Fatal Attraction, which resolved itself as a horror film, but it doesn't work here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2002
Despite solid performances, you never get a real feel for any of the characters, which makes it hard to care what happens to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2002
May not make you feel, but certainly makes you think.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 8, 2002
Even if you didn't know Lyne directed Fatal Attraction, you would sit through this always-solemn movie fearing the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 8, 2002
This seductive tease of a thriller gets the job done. It's a scorcher.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 8, 2002
Looking for a laugh? Unfaithful, a study of adultery, murder, guilt and unresolved endings, provides more than a few.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 8, 2002
Attraction director Adrian Lyne returns to the theme of adultery with Unfaithful, which -- despite a wonderful performance by Diane Lane -- is not nearly as thrilling, sexy or even believable as its predecessor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2002
Not since the underrated What Lies Beneath has a domestic thriller been made with so much sultry juice and power.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 8, 2002
As the movie darkens and becomes a desperate and not always convincing tale of crime and cover-up, Unfaithful takes Mr. Lyne into areas where he has never gone.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 8, 2002
Though it is difficult to take Unfaithful as seriously as it takes itself, on its own terms it's quite well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 7, 2002
The vintage is pure '87, with a halfhearted twist on its cautionary message: Fatal Attraction = don't have an affair with a nutjob; Unfaithful = don't if you're married to one.
May 2, 2002
Has all the intrigue and allure of one of those International Coffee commercials.