Femme Fatale

User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 39
  2. Negative: 9 out of 39

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User Reviews

  1. FrankO.
    Jan 25, 2006
    5
    Had great hopes for this movie but DePalma just couldn't pull it off...too long, a waste of Peter Coyote's skills as an actor.
  2. JerryH.
    Nov 5, 2002
    5
    This is a tough one. It's not offend your intellect horrible and it's not completely boring, but it's not good either. Most of the cast seems to be having fun, but they are slapped in a laboriously paced thiller. Doesn't exactly make it thrilling. Enjoy it for what it is -- a trifle.
  3. TimA.
    Dec 9, 2002
    4
    It had sexy babes, the movie was ok, but the story was messed up!
  4. Jovi
    Nov 6, 2002
    5
    Somewere someone forgot what kind of film this was going or trying to be. Other than the T&A you get from Romijn Stamos, this is one long borring film that in the end looks more like a failed attempt at a fantasy than a drama or action. The first 10 minutes I enjoyed, after that, God help me, I could have stayed at home and watched Le Femme Nikita and lez porn.
  5. MikeyG.
    Nov 7, 2002
    6
    This was a loooong ass movie. So long, that I drank a friggen' Sprite at the beginning, ended up missing the best part of the movie (Rebecca's striptease and "session" with Antonio) while peeing in the bathroom, and still sat there waiting for the damn thing to end for another hour. The makeout scene in the first 10 minutes and the above scene are basically the best things about This was a loooong ass movie. So long, that I drank a friggen' Sprite at the beginning, ended up missing the best part of the movie (Rebecca's striptease and "session" with Antonio) while peeing in the bathroom, and still sat there waiting for the damn thing to end for another hour. The makeout scene in the first 10 minutes and the above scene are basically the best things about this flick. It's pretty and well-photographed, yet, like in Body Double, the story only serves as background to the director's obsession about female sexuality. He doesn't reveal much though, literally and figuratively. Yeah, women can be crazy nutcases that can bring men to their ultimate demise. Oh, and the sky is blue. Tell me something I didn't know. And don't do it for three friggen' hours only showing me the side half of Rebecca's breasts!! Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. The story, to the extent that it is comprehensible, is pretentious and banal, closer to "Vanilla Sky" than "Notorious." But Mr. De Palma proves that, in the absence of insight or ideas, some amazing things are possible. It is possible, for instance, to be entranced by a movie without believing it for a second.
  2. Sexy, witty, energetic and gorgeous, but it is as stripped of the human element (in some of its production design, as well) as a minimalist Calvin Klein store.
  3. 38
    De Palma fools around with split screens and slo-mo, but no amount of cinematic artifice can varnish over the fact that this is simply a bad film.