Sex, Lies & Videotape Synopsis
An impotent man with a video camera visits a yuppie lawyer who has both a wife and a lover.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A movie of prodigious power and feeling that is also high-spirited, hilarious and scorchingly erotic.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The kind of picture to whip out the clichés for: Surprisingly original. Delightful. Brilliant. Funny as all heck. When 1989 is...
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100

Empire

Startling is the fact that a film so light on action and heavy on chat can be so achingly funny without having being crafted by a young...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Electrifying… As writer, director and editor, [Soderbergh’s] control is mesmerizing. It's also more than a little creepy; as...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Twenty years ago, you could view early works of big-splash directors and often tell where they were coming from - or going. Yet Soderbergh...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It has more intelligence than heart, and is more clever than enlightening. But it is never boring, and there are moments when it reminds us...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Sex, lies, and videotape discovers a distinctive, laconic rhythm right from the start, thanks to Soderbergh's taste for holding his shots...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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Compulsively watchable.
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70

TV Guide

Beautifully edited by Soderbergh, the film is evenly paced, its subtleties accreting slowly, and by the end it gathers powerful emotional...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The first half is full of verbal and visual surprises, but the later scenes are talky and dull, as if filmmaker Steven Soderbergh had lost...
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