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Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. 100
    A movie that is not only ingenious and entertaining, but liberating, because we can sense the story isn't going to be twisted into conformity with some stupid formula.
  2. A devilishly entertaining crime story with a heroine who must be seen to be believed, is as satisfying an ensemble piece as “Red Rock West.” [26 October 1994, p. C13]
  3. Directed with playful wit and energy, with steamy sex scenes played as much for laughs as anything else.
  4. Unlike the classic noirs, this is grounded in neither a recognizable social reality nor a metaphysical sense of doom--just a lot of sexy attitude, humping, and heavy breathing.
  5. Reviewed by: Alison Macor
    78
    A carefully constructed thriller whose clever dialogue keeps pace with its fascinating lead actress.
  6. 75
    Director John Dahl has fun with this material, filming the modern-day noir potboiler with such gusto that it's impossible not to fall under its spell.
  7. 70
    The movie has a hard forties snap to it -- lust is a weapon and love is a letdown.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. FrankO.
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    John Dahl's best film to date...Fiorentino is awesome as one of film's best femme fatale...plays everyone for a sucker...Must see John Dahl's best film to date...Fiorentino is awesome as one of film's best femme fatale...plays everyone for a sucker...Must see for film noir fans. Expand

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