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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

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

- irisheyes686, Friday, August 21, 2009

3 stars

I love France in this time.... pretty dresses. I found it very intriguing and seductive. Proves once more Glenn Close is astonishing and that Keanu Reeves actually has had a good role in his life. WOW.

- MeetMeinMontauk, Wednesday, September 23, 2009

4 stars

it's SO wickedly amaazing. i was like rolling with desire for john malkovich, and i generally think he's a creepy man. michelle pfeiffer is beauutiful. unfortunately i think i would have enjoyed this movie more had i not seen the vastly inferior cruel intentions first.

- jennifxu, Wednesday, May 30, 2007