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  • Summary: Set in modern-day Manhattan, this is an adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," the classic and scandalous Pierre Laclos novel of sexual manipulation and romantic war games first published in 1782. (Columbia TriStar)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. A witty, raunchy comedy, which proves that a well-written piece of business – oozing with sex, wit and nasty intrigue – works for any generation.
  2. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    Nasty, profane and wickedly entertaining for the most part.
  3. 70
    A "guilty pleasure" -- only it's the sort of film that would mock anyone who felt guilt in pleasure.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    It's tremendous fun, thanks largely to a smarter-than-average script and some fierce casting.
  5. It's fun, but the blatant, obvious kind that mistakes allusive cool for mature filmmaking and subtle ideasmanship.
  6. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    In the end, the whole shebang comes off like a bunch of snotty, rich white kids screwing each other and screwing each other over.
  7. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    Mr Kumble: Keep your hands off the classics! You don't deserve to read them, let alone paraphrase them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 48
  2. Negative: 27 out of 48
  1. JubayerA
    Feb 26, 2008
    Thanks to the producer for producing such a nice film. It has a spirit, that deserves appreciation.
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    A Great Movie! Sarah Michelle Gellar Does Great In This Movie!
    The Plot Was Written Very Good, The Acting Is Pretty Good, And The Ending Was
    Very Creative...
    Overall A Movie I Could Watch A Few Times :)
  3. OliverS
    Jul 31, 2008
    Relatively good adaptation of the book but Valmont sucks.
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    A movie that could've been a classic but the producers chose all the wrong elements then the movie turned
    into a disjointed disaster.
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  5. Sep 13, 2014
    One of the most pathetic plots I've seen in a movie. The movie is nothing but a bore and totally lame.
  6. Sep 20, 2014
    A movie that has a ridiculous story, corny acting and has mostly wretched characters except for Annette.
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Cruel Intentions has nothing pleasant to enjoy.

    In the movie two young teenagers who are bad apples decide to seduce a girl.

    If the half brother wins he gets to make love to Catherine.

    If she wins she wins his Jaguar that is his prized possession.

    The movie is sexually focused and the plot becomes cliched and hokey rapidly.

    The actors don't mesh with the screenplay and it is overacted.

    A movie that I have the pleasure of never watching again.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar is good on TV, not in movies.

    The actors are miscast and the rest of the cast add nothing exciting.

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