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Based on 17 Critics
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 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

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

  • 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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  • November 22, 2008 Welcome Visitor
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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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