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Dangerous Liaisons

drama, romance

Three Academy Awards(R) went to this sly, seductive tale about the fatal attraction linking 18th century French aristocrats Glen Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. From the international stage hit.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Director Stephen Frears accelerates entertainingly through Christopher Hampton's wig-and-powder sado-comedy about sexual mind games in 18th-century France.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Tantalizingly wicked -- watching it makes the color rise to your cheeks.

- Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000


- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Friday, January 1, 1988

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Not as good as I thought. Didn't know that John Malkovic used to be good looking. I prefer the modern version, Cruel Intention.

- citawijaya, Sunday, October 5, 2008

4 stars


- Fragglefreak, Monday, September 7, 2009

3 stars

Very good acting. The story wasn't the greatest, but it was still interesting.

- irisheyes686, Friday, August 21, 2009