Geffen Pictures | Release Date: October 1, 1993 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 19 Critics
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The exceptional story of a low-level diplomat who had a 20-year affair with a man he thought was a woman, is, in Cronenberg's hands, turned into a beguiling masterpiece on the question of self-deception. [01 Oct 1993]
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The film is a methodical and loving examination of two people constructing a fantasy for themselves. [08 Oct 1993]
63
M. Butterfly, David Cronenberg's visually stunning but oddly cold and sparkless adaptation of the much-prized David Henry Hwang play. [08 Oct 1993]