100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a complex, satisfying piece of entertainment, a succession of unexpected, outrageous scenes.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy.
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88

TV Guide

The result is flashy -- first-time directors Larry and Andy Wachowski never miss an opportunity to show us red, red drops of blood against brilliant white -- but pretty good fun, especially if the thought of Tilly in a succession of thigh-high bandage dresses makes you sweat.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Some caper movies build suspense, while others tweak the genre with tongue lancing cheek. But this lesbian caper pic (how's that for a rarefied subgenre?) often pulls off both feats in the same scene, even simultaneously. [04 Oct 1996 Pg.04.D]
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
From the first scene, however, it's obvious that the writing/directing team of Andy and Larry Wachowski are aiming for something considerably higher than rudimentary titillation. And, by taking chances and twisting conventions, they have hit paydirt.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The true pleasures of Bound lie in the Wachowskis' inventive updated take on film noir traditions, sensuously realized by cinematographer Bill Pope ("Clueless").
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
Lovingly designed in black and white, and played with a nice sense of irony, this offers the not unappealing spectacle of gorgeous, funny, clever women making fools of hard-boiled Mafia guys.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

The Wachowski brothers are to be applauded for a film that is also nearly as stylishly funny as it is sexy and fast-paced.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
What's more, they toss a few original twists into a familiar generic set-up and thereby create a thoroughly entertaining and stylish thriller.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Larry and Andy Wachowski directed this lurid, sexually explicit thriller.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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