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Lust, Caution

Rated NC-17 for some explicit sexuality.

NC-17 In Theaters 09/28/2007 , 158min.
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Critic score based on 35 reviews

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September 06, 2009
Not bad but also not the best.
May 22, 2008
this group is real pro and have been around forever
May 22, 2008
"Eileen Chang, the author of "Lust, Caution" has been considered to be Nobel Laureate material. WHEN Ang meets Eileen, esthetically and philosophically, how are they compatible or not? Esthetically, Eileen wrote with splendor, sensation, femininity. Philosophically, she subtly and thoroughly ridiculed patriotism and romance. She wrote deeply NIHILISTICALLY. Under her x-rays, ALL HUMANS CAN BE
May 22, 2008
Although the sex is vivid and difficult to accept on the screen, especially in our culture, it plays an extremely important part in understanding how the brain interprets feelings and how the resulting action chosen depends on the interpretation. It tells us how feelings, rather than rational, can determine choices one makes, and if not skillful, can lead to disasterous consequences. Lust,
May 22, 2008

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Claudia Puig
USA Today
But reserve dampens the passion in Lust, Caution, his beautifully mounted but rather unmoving film. It feels surprisingly cold, despite this erotic thriller's ultra-explicit sex scenes. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Lust, Caution is both a cannily constructed spy thriller and a grim kind of love story, but it harbors no illusions about the transformative potential of either revolutionary violence or sexual passion. Full Review
Derek Elley
Too much caution and too little lust squeeze much of the dramatic juice out of Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, a 2--hour period drama that's a long haul for relatively few returns. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Though Lust, Caution resounds with these disconcerting themes, it operates on the same principle that distinguishes all lasting romances, be they "Wuthering Heights," "Casablanca" or "When Harry Met Sally." Full Review
James Berardinelli
The sex is REALLY hot. Not hardcore pornographic (at least by my definition of the term) but close. Full Review

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