Dangerous Liaisons (2012)


Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. 100
    Dangerous Liaisons isn't necessarily a work of art, but it's a guilty pleasure for sure.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 8, 2012
    Visual sumptuousness trumps the coldly erotic dastardliness of previous incarnations, but where this version feasts is on close-ups, with exchanges between pairs of eyes - the predatory versus the hesitant, the manipulatively comforting opposite the blindly vulnerable - that recall the silent era.
  3. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Nov 8, 2012
    Schadenfreude carries a delectable tang no matter the language, and as the history of Hollywood shows, stories about pretty people behaving badly remain reliably alluring.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Nov 8, 2012
    An interesting twist on a classic plot, Dangerous Liaisons is essentially a deluxe soap opera. But with its beautiful cast and gorgeous production design, it is still a highly enjoyable way to waste two hours.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Nov 8, 2012
    Relocating Dangerous Liaisons, the 18th-century French erotic intrigue, to 1930s Shanghai is a bold move. And yet it's not especially surprising. In Chinese movies, that city in that decade frequently serves as shorthand for decadence.

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