Cleopatra's Second Husband

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  • Summary: This psychological thriller focuses on the twisted love story of a young couple whose marriage has lost its passion and their interaction with an another couple who infiltrates their lives.


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  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Laced with a venomous wit, and turning progressively creepier as it unfolds, writer-director Jon Reiss' movie offers a black-humored study of suppressed rage, sexual gamesmanship, domination and subordination.
  3. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    One of those potentially interesting movies that takes its sweet time getting to the point - by which time many audience members will likely have bailed out or dozed off.
  4. 50
    This watchable 1998 psychothriller deflects its cliches with canted angles, metonymic cropping, and a creeping pace, making it as much a parsing of "Twilight Zone"-brand irony as an example of it.
  5. San Francisco Examiner
    Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    A weakly performed rehash of master-slave role-reversal tales.
  6. 20
    Reiss guides the film with a firm hand, ratcheting up the tension and ably guiding his actors. It's his protagonists that undo the film, making it a chore to sit through.

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