Dangerous Liaisons Synopsis
Marquise (Glenn Close) and viscount (John Malkovich) use sex as power in 1780 France.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Dangerous Liaisons isn't necessarily a work of art, but it's a guilty pleasure for sure.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Visual sumptuousness trumps the coldly erotic dastardliness of previous incarnations, but where this version feasts is on close-ups, with...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

An interesting twist on a classic plot, Dangerous Liaisons is essentially a deluxe soap opera. But with its beautiful cast and gorgeous...
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Schadenfreude carries a delectable tang no matter the language, and as the history of Hollywood shows, stories about pretty people behaving...
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Relocating Dangerous Liaisons, the 18th-century French erotic intrigue, to 1930s Shanghai is a bold move. And yet it's not especially...
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58

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Hur invests the period setting with an eye-popping opulence that's meant to highlight the elite decadence that came before the fall, but...
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50

Slant Magazine

Despite the abundant surface pleasures the vision of its milieu provides, its lack of insight or engagement makes this adaptation feel,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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With its exotic setting and its beautiful cast, this Dangerous Liaisons is lovely rather than wicked.
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The least one should hope for from another adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Dangerous Liaisons is savory, salacious trash, but...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, as the novel suggested, but steamy adaptations simply can't be doled out lukewarm.
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Rated NR