100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Directed with playful wit and energy, with steamy sex scenes played as much for laughs as anything else.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Legs flashing and eyes smouldering and brain scintillating, Fiorentino serves up each facet with venomous glee - it's a performance that mixes a main course of Bette Davis with a side order of La Femme Nikita, and it's mesmerizing.
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100

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
A devilishly entertaining crime story with a heroine who must be seen to be believed, is as satisfying an ensemble piece as “Red Rock West.” [26 October 1994, p. C13]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A movie that is not only ingenious and entertaining, but liberating, because we can sense the story isn't going to be twisted into conformity with some stupid formula.
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90

Variety

By David Stratton
Pacing is on the button, and the film moves inexorably, without any flat moments, toward the suspenseful, if morally indefensible, finale.
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
A steely neo-noir thriller with a nasty comic veneer.
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Unlike the classic noirs, this is grounded in neither a recognizable social reality nor a metaphysical sense of doom--just a lot of sexy attitude, humping, and heavy breathing.
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78

Austin Chronicle

A carefully constructed thriller whose clever dialogue keeps pace with its fascinating lead actress.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Director John Dahl has fun with this material, filming the modern-day noir potboiler with such gusto that it's impossible not to fall under its spell.
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70

TV Guide

A dark, expertly contrived display of paranoid nastiness; it's so gleefully mean that only the most tender-hearted viewer could resist going along for the ride.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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