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  • Summary: An erotic thriller about the body language of guilt, centering on a couple living in the New York City suburbs whose marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. It's that rare kind of movie that comes along only a handful of times each year -- gut-level entertainment that's oddly profound.
  2. The movie doesn't stoop to cheap psychoanalysis and must be commended for a bravely ambiguous ending. But most of the credit goes to Lane, who is simply extraordinary as a woman whose body is at war with her conscience.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Unfaithful shows what a powerful, sexy, smart filmmaker Lyne can be. It’s a shame he substitutes the mechanics of suspense for the real suspense of what goes on between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife.
  4. 70
    Not bad for a mainstream suspensefest. Gere's good, Lane, as I said, is amazing in places and Lyne does some of his most assured work in years.
  5. 63
    The good points about Unfaithful can't overcome the movie's eventual downward spiral.
  6. 50
    Comes off curiously flat.
  7. Even those looking to catch a few Diane Lane tit shots will be so exhausted by the endless nothingness between each one that it won't be worth it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28