Femme Fatale
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A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress named Laure Ash. A sultry former jewel thief and con woman trying to live the straight life, Laure is suddenly exposed to the world--and her enemies--by a voyeuristic photographer, Nicholas Bardo, who takes a sudden interest in her. Seen as a dangerous individual dressed in black, Nicholas is always hounding her, attempting to reveal Laure for what she really is--a born manipulator. As Nicholas tries to determine her true intentions, he begins to uncover some dangerous secrets. Her shadowy life of deceit had also spawned vengeful… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I found myself capitulating to its inspired formalist madness -- something I've resisted in [De Palma's] films for the past 30-odd years."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"No normal person should hurt himself trying to follow the thing."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness."
‑ Andrew Manning, Radio Free Entertainment
"It's much better than you've heard."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Wickedly funny, visually engrossing, never boring, this movie challenges us to think about the ways we consume pop culture."
‑ Michael Dubois, Movieline
"A wonderful ride."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Flies completely off of the rails, morphing from tantalizing trash to nowhere nonsense."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Like a great bottle of low-cost wine, it's a sexy, silly, thrilling indulgence to satisfy your cravings."
‑ Kurt Dahlke, Apollo Guide
"De Palma pulls his own switcheroo on the real story as it's about to reach its climax and replaces it with a fake one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"So what was De Palma thinking...did the moviemaking mastermind behind such intriguing fare like Blow Out, Scareface, and the super-charged Mission: Impossible drink too much cough syrup to the point where it left him uncharacteristically disoriented?"
‑ Frank Ochieng, TheWorldJournal.com
"De Palma has provided enough ripe flesh, split-screen mayhem, and dreamlike imagery to power six films noir."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This script is as oblique as it is pretentious."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"...suspenseful and sensuous, exasperatingly preposterous, and almost every minute entertaining."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Como obra de arte, este projeto falha grosseiramente (e vai despertar a revolta de muitos espectadores). Já como exercício cinematográfico, merece um pouco mais de atenção."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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