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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a complex, satisfying piece of entertainment, a succession of unexpected, outrageous scenes. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Some caper movies build suspense, while others tweak the genre with tongue lancing cheek. But this lesbian caper pic (how's that for a rarefied subgenre?) often pulls off both feats in the same scene, even simultaneously. [04 Oct 1996 Pg.04.D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    The result is flashy -- first-time directors Larry and Andy Wachowski never miss an opportunity to show us red, red drops of blood against brilliant white -- but pretty good fun, especially if the thought of Tilly in a succession of thigh-high bandage dresses makes you sweat. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    From the first scene, however, it's obvious that the writing/directing team of Andy and Larry Wachowski are aiming for something considerably higher than rudimentary titillation. And, by taking chances and twisting conventions, they have hit paydirt. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    The Wachowski brothers are to be applauded for a film that is also nearly as stylishly funny as it is sexy and fast-paced. show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    Lovingly designed in black and white, and played with a nice sense of irony, this offers the not unappealing spectacle of gorgeous, funny, clever women making fools of hard-boiled Mafia guys. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    What's more, they toss a few original twists into a familiar generic set-up and thereby create a thoroughly entertaining and stylish thriller. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The true pleasures of Bound lie in the Wachowskis' inventive updated take on film noir traditions, sensuously realized by cinematographer Bill Pope ("Clueless"). show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Larry and Andy Wachowski directed this lurid, sexually explicit thriller. show more

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