La Femme Nikita

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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. May 13, 2011
    9
    A great movie. You may or may not like it, but I did.
  2. Beercan
    Jan 12, 2005
    8
    One the few movies in recent years that manages to transcend a completely idiotic storyline and ham-fisted filmmaking by sheer force of will. This movie hurls itself at you with all it's got, and a surprising amount of it sticks. Whatever La Femme Nikita's faults, and there are many, what is undeniable is the sincerity and fury of the whole enterprise - and a handful of truly One the few movies in recent years that manages to transcend a completely idiotic storyline and ham-fisted filmmaking by sheer force of will. This movie hurls itself at you with all it's got, and a surprising amount of it sticks. Whatever La Femme Nikita's faults, and there are many, what is undeniable is the sincerity and fury of the whole enterprise - and a handful of truly memorable action set-pieces. Visually deft, fluid, and often very funny, with a completely convincing lead performance by Parillaud. Not for everyone, especially Conservatives and other woman-haters, but lots of fun if you're game. Expand
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. The making of the film is so slick, the acting so exceptional, that we find ourselves trapped - caring about what happens to the three principals. [6 May 1991, p.26]
  2. The talentless but irrepressibly trendy Luc Besson ("Subway," "The Big Blue") dreamed up this idiotic story that seems vaguely inspired by Kubrick's (not Anthony Burgess's) "A Clockwork Orange."
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Disappointing. [6 Mar 1991, Life, p.9D]