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Based on 21 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The goal of this review - why not just say it? - is to disclose as little about the story as possible while instilling a ravenous and even rabid desire to see Love Crime immediately. show more

  • 80
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    A delicious thriller that gets under the skin à la "All About Eve," albeit with a twist: The craft here is still theater, but of the workplace rather than the stage. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Like some murderous version of "Working Girl," the ruthless exec and the seemingly naive underling go at one another - turning the film, at a pivotal moment, into a satisfying whodunit. show more

  • 40
    New York Daily News

    More cold fish than cold-blooded, director Alain Correau keeps his movie buttoned up and predictable. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Love Crime has Hitchcockian pretentious, with perhaps a touch of film noir, but the "love" component is perfunctorily done and the "crime" pay-off is unconvincing (despite the twist in the tail). The Master would not have allowed the suspense to dissipate so wantonly. show more

  • 50
    Scott Tobias NPR

    The lack of authenticity underlines the thinness of their conceit: Without a plausible backdrop, all that's left of Love Crime are the power games between two duplicitous women and the serpentine plotting that results. And even that, under the slightest scrutiny, frays like a thin layer of tissue paper. show more

  • 70

    Despite this provocative introduction Love Crime isn't some Sapphic French answer to "Disclosure." show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the pleasures is watching the gears mesh. The screenplay has been written by Corneau and Nathalie Carter with meticulous attention to detail. Like classic mystery authors, they play fair, so that the surprises at the end are consistent with what we've seen - although we didn't realize it at the time. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Scott Thomas can play these sorts of ice queens in her sleep, but I've long thought she's a more effective and nuanced performer in French-language projects than in English-language ones. The performance is laced with just enough wit to make it sting. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Brings to mind "Working Girl" and "The Devil Wears Prada" -- but it has delightful differences only the French could conjure up, plus a musical soundtrack from jazz saxophone great Pharoah Sanders. show more

  • November 08, 2011 nl00000000105621
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    Seeing the trailer, one would think this is an erotic thriller. It is not. The storyline is interesting, but a little bit predictable.

  • August 29, 2011 Susi
    Report This User

    I saw this film months ago, and it was well-received. The script, cast, plot, directing, and film editing were impressive. Solid performances. Great chemistry. Suspense you can cut with a knife. Pardon the pun.

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