La Femme Nikita Synopsis
A French agent (Tcheky Karyo) turns a drug punk into a code-cued killer (Anne Parillaud).
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90

The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
The making of the film is so slick, the acting so exceptional, that we find ourselves trapped - caring about what happens to the three...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Surprisingly touching.
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80

Empire

One of the most cinematic movies to come along in a while, with sparse dialogue, top-notch action and plenty of visual razzamatazz.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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It's like "The Terminator" as reimagined by the editors of French Vogue.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Besson is an accomplished technician, and his choice of shots-with an emphasis on bizarre, low angles, darting camera movements and large,...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By
Obviously, there's something going on here but I'm not convinced Besson knows what it is.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Always stylish and occasionally thrilling and never thoughtful.
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60

TV Guide

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A supremely slick piece of entertainment where style triumphs over substance.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Disappointing. [6 Mar 1991, Life, p.9D]
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture, for all its slickness and style, is empty, empty-headed and emotionally false… [It] has no more depth than "Pretty Woman"...
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Forgive the subtitles--this is primo stuff!

By tix4flix
A magnificent film with a pure degree of sociopathy rarely seen in American films....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Beware Nikita. Not for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF