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Unfaithful Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 22, 2008
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 10, 2002
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A movie about sexuality that really throbs with eroticism.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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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.
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
What's curious about Unfaithful is just how little it pops.
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 19, 2002
A glossy, depthless melodrama.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 13, 2002
Diane Lane is magnificent in this movie.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 10, 2002
At what point in the movie is it too late to ask for your money back?
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 10, 2002
It's an ill movie that bloweth no man to good.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
May 10, 2002
Diane Lane's sophisticated performance can't rescue Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful from its sleazy moralizing.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
May 10, 2002
An adult film about the hard choices adults have to make.
| Original Score: B
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
May 10, 2002
Diane Lane works nothing short of a minor miracle in Unfaithful.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 10, 2002
An awesomely superficial, thoroughly bland, psychologically bankrupt rehash of [Lyne's] greatest hits.
| Original Score: 2/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 10, 2002
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
May 9, 2002
Diane Lane shines in Unfaithful. Almost everything else is wan.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2002
Despite some fine, nuanced acting, Unfaithful doesn't get much deeper than a romance novel.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 9, 2002
Flawed but fascinating, and the performance by Diane Lane nothing short of miraculous.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 9, 2002
Escapism in its purest form.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
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.
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 9, 2002
May not make you feel, but certainly makes you think.
| Original Score: B+
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Mike Clark
USA Today
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 8, 2002
This seductive tease of a thriller gets the job done. It's a scorcher.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
May 8, 2002
Looking for a laugh? Unfaithful, a study of adultery, murder, guilt and unresolved endings, provides more than a few.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
May 2, 2002
Has all the intrigue and allure of one of those International Coffee commercials.