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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's not the trite talk that sends Cruel Intentions into a tailspin, it's the lightweight casting. show more

  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It is maliciously entertaining, up to a point. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It crash-lands with an ending of soppy moralizing, but until the end, it's smart and merciless in the tradition of the original story. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    As Cruel Intentions progresses, you may come to realize that if a bomb suddenly blew up everyone on screen, you wouldn't particularly miss anyone. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It's fun, but the blatant, obvious kind that mistakes allusive cool for mature filmmaking and subtle ideasmanship. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    No amount of youthful charisma can alter the fact that, in the light of "Dangerous Liaisons", Cruel Intentions is a feeble and dissatisfying shadow. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's tremendous fun, thanks largely to a smarter-than-average script and some fierce casting. show more

  • 40
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    In the end, the whole shebang comes off like a bunch of snotty, rich white kids screwing each other and screwing each other over. show more

  • 30
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It works only sporadically, and more as a comic outing than as a vicious battle of sexual predation. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Never shocks or even offends by ascribing fully adult cruelties and erotic activities to obnoxious kids; such harshness wouldn't flatter a cast this moussed and magazine-layout-ready. show more

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