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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. 75
    The movie is ingenious in the way it surrounds its essentially crass subject matter with a camouflage of romantic scenery.
  2. Mr. Lyne's films may not cast any new light on the human condition, but they do keep you glued to the screen.
  3. 50
    Once the setup is over, however, Indecent Proposal starts to fall apart, with the implausibilities and contrivances getting worse with every passing minute.
  4. 40
    Lyne has the stylized talent of a soft-core pornographer; he choreographs his movies like languorous sex scenes.
  5. With some movies, though, it's just the opposite. Like this one. It's a whole lot easier to forget than to forgive.
  6. 30
    The movie is hardly in a position to chastise Gage for his empty soul when its own style is one of numbing, desolate slickness.
  7. With a shamelessly cliched script by Amy Holden Jones (based on a novel by Jack Engelhard) that includes a speech plagiarized from Citizen Kane, the results are only for those who can take fare like "Valley of the Dolls" with a straight face and want to see Redford play Jay Gatsby again.

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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    5
    average for me.... acting was sub par I thought compared to previous work the two major stars (Demi, RR) had done. Not a big Woody fan inaverage for me.... acting was sub par I thought compared to previous work the two major stars (Demi, RR) had done. Not a big Woody fan in anything lol

    Subject matter did hit a nerve though - "how would I feel?" worth watching but that's about it
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