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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 100
    It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Jimmy Fowler
    90
    The writing-directing team of brothers Larry and Andi Wachowski has chosen as its filmmaking debut a tightly constructed, stylishly (but rarely self-consciously) executed, gripping little noir parable that couldn't be more firmly grounded in American movie tradition if the filmmakers created a wacky romantic farce about mismatched paramours.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    Some caper movies build suspense, while others tweak the genre with tongue lancing cheek. But this lesbian caper pic (how's that for a rarefied subgenre?) often pulls off both feats in the same scene, even simultaneously. [04 Oct 1996 Pg.04.D]
  4. Reviewed by: Barry Walters
    75
    The Wachowski brothers are to be applauded for a film that is also nearly as stylishly funny as it is sexy and fast-paced.
  5. 70
    Bound, a diabolically clever caper, isn't nearly so deep as the genre it kids.
  6. What's more, they toss a few original twists into a familiar generic set-up and thereby create a thoroughly entertaining and stylish thriller.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    10
    Debuting writer-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski come off like Coen brothers wannabes with no sense of humor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    Overtly provocative and passionate, Bound is an entertaining stand-out to the Wachowski's long career ahead of them. So stylish and thrilling. Oh and Jennifer Tilly gives it the remaining zest we craved for. Expand
  2. M.K.Davalt
    Dec 30, 2005
    8
    Very good film. Plenty of tension, in both plot and relationships. The camerawork is sometimes distracting, but overall, fun to watch. The two women who star make us care about them, and the success of their enterprise. Expand

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