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  • Summary: In this provocative love story masked in the guise of a suspense thriller, a beautiful Parisian woman opens the wrong door and steps into a dizzying psychological mystery that will forever change two lives. (Paramount Classics)
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. At age 37, she's (Bonnaire) developed into a consummate film actress and a unique star whose enigmatic persona has never had a more exhilarating showcase.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    It proposes that you can make an extraordinarily satisfying comedy without writing a joke. Subtly played and elegantly directed, this is an Adults Only movie in the best sense of the term.
  3. 88
    We find we cannot take anything for face value in this story, that the motives of this woman and her husband are so deeply masked that even at the end of the film we are still uncertain about exactly what to believe, and why.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    Consistently entertaining exploration of how much -- or how little -- is required to overcome obstacles to self-actualization should be welcome wherever auds crave a good story told with nuance and flair.
  5. 70
    Leconte, as always, means to explore the gray areas between sexual espionage and love, and there remains something powerful about the fantasy of being listened to, without judgment.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    There's a thin line between the subtle and the dramatically inert, and Intimate Strangers pitches a tent on it.
  7. Reviewed by: David Ng
    50
    A bland chamber drama for those who like their French cinema tame, talky, and just a little titillating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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