Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Campbell's performance is carnal, verbally facile, physically uninhibited and charged with intelligence.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie morphs into a deconstructed remake of "Indecent Exposure" and it's downright riveting, with Campbell doing her best acting to date.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Campbell and her character are willing to take chances. But Toback's tangled noirish plot, with Vera as a post-feminist femme fatale, isn't particularly clever or original.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A slim idea for a pulp-fiction short story padded out to 81 minutes with random encounters and celebrity sightings.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Another art film that's more pretentious than it needs to be.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A ripe psychosexual compost heap of a drama that emits a provocative scent of rot and nonsense.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Toback is a smart guy with kinky tastes who has nothing left but to tempt actors into performing in his sex fantasies.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though once capable of writing distinct characters, Toback now populates his pictures with one-dimensional conceits who all talk like undereducated hustlers, from college professors to bottom feeders and international lions of business.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
When Will I Be Loved would rate no stars except for Campbell's brave, totally committed performance -- which deserves a far better movie than this.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Most atrocious movies build into their badness, as lacks of talent, ideas, self-confidence, or a total hatred of an audience, are revealed. This one gets it out of the way up front and never looks back.
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39 out of 100
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