• Cruel Intentions (1999)

Cruel Intentions

Release Date: March 5th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 1999

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Annette (Reese Witherspoon) unwittingly becomes a pawn in Sebastian's (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) deliciously diabolical wager of sexual conquest when she writes an article in Seventeen Magazine about how she intends to stay pure until she marries her boyfriend. However, Sebastian gets more than he bargained for as he attempts to woo Annette into his bed.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson, Eric Mabius, Sean Patrick Thomas

Director: Roger Kumble

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Newmarket Capital Group

Distributors: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 1990s, Rivalry, Passionate, Love interest, Temptation, Love triangle, Deception

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Mark CaroChicago 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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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