100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is pure filmmaking, elegant and slippery. I haven't had as much fun second-guessing a movie since "Mulholland Drive."
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Fatale is, truthfully, a mess - an absurdly overwritten Eurotrash thriller that beggars an audience's suspension of disbelief. It's also great over-the-top moviemaking if you're in a slap-happy mood.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Femme Fatale is glossy, glamorous cinema as collage. Maybe all the pieces of a truly good film noir are here, but the filmmaker has opted simply to toss them into the air and let them fall where they may.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Sexy, witty, energetic and gorgeous, but it is as stripped of the human element (in some of its production design, as well) as a minimalist Calvin Klein store.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Viewers who like their movies to adhere to some sort of reasonable logic, or to at least make sense, will not be pleased by Femme Fatale. For everyone else, it's playtime.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film is De Palma's tribute to film noir, to Paris and to the cinema itself.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sexy and passably entertaining, with a plot that's too clever by half.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
May not always make sense, but it's crammed with flamboyant images and frisky cinematic pranks -- It's far from a great movie, but there's nothing like it on the current scene.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It tries hard to be sexy, mysterious and dangerous, but ends up laughably inscrutable.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you look hard, you can make out a story in Femme Fatale, but it has nothing to do with the senseless pileup of jewel thievery, shutterbug voyeurism, and leggy sex bombs so shallow and bad they seem to have come out of a 1978 copy of Hustler magazine.
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59 out of 100
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