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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23

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  1. PatC.
    Jan 7, 2004
    9
    The story is of the Fatal Attraction - Basic Instinct genre, relying on males who are both O.D.'d on testosterone and unfathomably stupid, and liberated women to prey upon them. As such it in itself is a mundane exposition of trivial issues and doesn't merit recognition. Case closed. Now about Fiorentino. She does not save this movie - she IS the movie. She displays her The story is of the Fatal Attraction - Basic Instinct genre, relying on males who are both O.D.'d on testosterone and unfathomably stupid, and liberated women to prey upon them. As such it in itself is a mundane exposition of trivial issues and doesn't merit recognition. Case closed. Now about Fiorentino. She does not save this movie - she IS the movie. She displays her resentment of men who feel their lack of ennoblement qualifies them for her attentions (be careful what you wish for), and in the process gilds the lily of some fairly well written dialogue. She skips right past Thelma Louise introspection, femme fatale and alpha-male-wannabe stages to a hell-hath-no-fury demolition derby. She does not take prisoners nor shoot the wounded. She does to men what Sitting Bull did to Custer, and they come back for more. She has the feminist sensitivity of the antichrist and the single-mindedness of Kaiser Sholzay. She is "Species" without the alien culture baggage. And she is awesome in not only saving this picture but in turning it into an unprecedented must-see. Her domination of the project is thorough and complete, even though rumor has it she declined to make the sex scenes more graphic. Expand
  2. PaulH
    Aug 4, 2005
    9
    Wonderful, Dahl's best moment as a director, it's been all down hill since this one.
  3. 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 for film noir fans.
  4. BenW.
    Aug 29, 2003
    9
    Linda Fiorentino was absolutely brilliant as the most likable bitch I've ever had the pleasure to watch, and it's f...ing ridiculous that she wasn't nominated for an Oscar just because the movie ran on cable before theatres. It's an amazing film.
  5. JosephT.
    Dec 5, 2002
    9
    If Hollywood had any connection to movie audiences, Linda Fiorentino's performance in `The Last Seduction' would have made her a star.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    A steely neo-noir thriller with a nasty comic veneer.
  2. 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.
  3. Directed with playful wit and energy, with steamy sex scenes played as much for laughs as anything else.