75

TV Guide

Indecent Proposal is as relentlessly entertaining as it is silly--so shamelessly over the top that you watch in a mixture of horror and delight as the drama unfolds toward a climax that is truly mind-boggling.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is ingenious in the way it surrounds its essentially crass subject matter with a camouflage of romantic scenery.
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70

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Mr. Lyne's films may not cast any new light on the human condition, but they do keep you glued to the screen.
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60

Empire

The performances are alright enough but the casting was a bizarre choice and it's just not strong enough to carry the premise.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As sexist propaganda, the film is shameless.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Indecent Proposal starts out kinky and turns into a languid-and shockingly banal- domestic soap opera.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Once the setup is over, however, Indecent Proposal starts to fall apart, with the implausibilities and contrivances getting worse with every passing minute.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
Lyne has the stylized talent of a soft-core pornographer; he choreographs his movies like languorous sex scenes.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
With some movies, though, it's just the opposite. Like this one. It's a whole lot easier to forget than to forgive.
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's nothing sleazier than sleaze that fails to titillate, and this drab blight on a hot cast is as sleazy as a preordained hit ever gets. [07 Apr 1993 Pg. 08.D]
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35 out of 100
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