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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
The Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) display the petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of life in France's royal court in the 18th century, casually ruining the lives of de Merteuil's young romantic rival (Uma Thurman), the music teacher (Keanu Reeves) for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.

Cast: Glenn Close , John Malkovich , Michelle Pfeiffer , Swoosie Kurtz , Keanu Reeves , Mildred Natwick , Uma Thurman ,

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Drama

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Release Date: January 5th, 2003|2 hr. min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In "Fatal Attraction" [Close] was a woman out of control. Here she's in control of her emotions, too much in control. When Merteuil finally lets loose and gives way to complete animal despair, Close is horrifying. [13 Jan 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The distanced result, screen-adapted by playwright Christopher Hampton, never quite overwhelms you. [21 Dec 1988, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If there is anything lacking in the movie, it may be a certain gusto. The director, Stephen Frears, is so happy to make this a tragicomedy of manners that he sometimes turns away from obvious payoffs. show more

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    Dangerous Liaisons is thee most provocative, intriguing, debauchery ever written. Malkovich , Close, and Pfeiffer are sizzling!! Malkovich at first scene was a turn off but later on I couldn't wait to spend time with him....!!! Marvelous acting! The costuming was sensational and believable. Setting was marvelous. Excellent all around. You must watch it at least twice know who is doing what to whom and why !! I watch it at least once a month...!! cg

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