Brian De Palma blends the emotional netherworld of film noir with a stylish portrayal of life among the wealthy and powerful in Paris in this glossy thriller. Laure Ash (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) is a be... read more
Directed by: Brian DePalma
Release Date: November 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
Stats: 681 reviews
Flixster Reviews (681)
December 2, 2011
Femme Fatale is pure style. Brian De Palma's long and outstanding career has always been full of stylish and sexy thrillers, but not many of them has had the same everlasting visual impact that Femme Fatale has.
It is a film that pushes the boundaries of the filmmaking and stand...
March 30, 2010
It really feels like a lot of Brian De Palmaâ€™s early work, playing around with the Noir genre and fitting it into a modern caper/thriller. The visual style is beautiful, even more than usual due to the fact that itâ€™s filmed in breathtaking areas in Cannes. The story is extrem...
December 2, 2009
Outstanding! The opening stole my attention already.
June 2, 2009
A pretty decent sultry thriller directed by Brian DePalma. A jewel thief tries to cover her past but a chance photo of her alerts the people she has crossed before. Enjoyable if not quite a classic but I do like the ending and Rebecca Romijn suits the role to a T before her succe...
March 19, 2009
I loved it! Rebecca is fantastic, breathtakingly beautiful and a fine actress too. Antonio Bandaras is great, although his comedic lines are too goofy. This is a story about all manner of trickery, typical of DePalma. His story line is as convoluted as ever (Snake Eyes, Body Doub...
August 17, 2008
"Femme Fatale" is best understood as a game played by Brian De Palma and appreciated by knowing cineastes. It's not about story or characters, but about the construction and manipulation of art.
Antonio Banderas plays Nicolas Bardo, a photographer who has turned his back on ph...
January 24, 2008
This is, without doubt, one of Brian De Palma's greatest achievements, an incredibly rich and playful movie which immeasurably rewards repeated viewings. Basically, you get out of it what you put in. If you've got your wits about you, an open mind and a keen pair of eyes, you're ...
October 25, 2007
What a piece of crap.
July 9, 2007
Another intricated cinephile masturbation by DePalma, though his virtuous and stylish mise-en-scene is always present. fun and sexy, especially for the soundtrack and Rebecca Romijn's presence.
July 2, 2007
One of the coolest openings ever...Hot Lesbian Cannes Heist action...
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