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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An erotic thriller with flaws. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    Neither epochal nor epic in its ludicrousness. It's just run-of-the-mill trash. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's one bad apple. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The lead performances are very strong -- few actors possess as much sheer physical presence as this pair -- but their dialogue is stilted, as though lost in transit from a Victorian hothouse. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Banderas has some very effective moments, but in his emotional scenes, Cristofer has him screaming his lines into Jolie's face with such a spritzing fury, she might have filed a union grievance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is not intended to be subtle. It is sweaty, candle-lit melodrama, joyously trashy, and its photography wallows in sumptuous decadence. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Jolie and Banderas are two hot actors, in many senses of the word, and their scenes together have a lewd excitement. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Despite the heavy-handedness, isn't awful enough to be a hilarious howler. But neither is it good enough to become the tropical noir it could have been. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    How bad, really, could it be? I couldn't have guessed. show more

  • 25
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Even the lovemaking scenes between two of Hollywood's most attractive stars -- often shot from above, like Cinemax soft porn -- are so unerotic, they make your skin crawl. show more

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