Overall Rank: 3980
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 244
Theatrical Release Date: 03/05/1999
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roger Kumble
Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson
Plot: Two bored upper-crust step siblings wager a bet: if Sebastian, the insatiable brother who can have any woman he wants, can bed the new, virginal headmaster's daughter, his step-sister will let him have the one conquest he's never had: herself.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 11/22/2018
Sarah Michelle Gellar plays one of the sexiest 90s movie villains and is the highlight of this trashy teen flick.
Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 07/20/2013
Yes, it is a bit, or alot cheesy but i don't care. This is one of the few movies on my top movies list that I would call a guilty pleasure. If you don't like people acting in a cruel way, as the title suggests, this is not the movie for you. If you do enjoy that in a movie, then watch this guilty pleasure. Even though it's not a comedy there are some really funny lines.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
On paper this film sounds like garbage, but after watching it, it surprisingly holds up and has a lot of really good things going for it. It's not a great film; there are many flaws with it, but it really is a solid little film in my opinion. The three main actors carry the film nicely. Sarah Michelle Gellar is the weakest link, but is still very convincing as the bitch. I even thought the writing was okay. I liked the pacing, the film is only 90 minutes, but I feel like a lot happens in such a short time frame. Well-done film, considering its subject material and characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and I cannot recommend it enough.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 02/19/2012
Kathryn and Sebastian are two spoiled, bored rich kids who play with people's lives. When Kathryn makes a bet with Sebastian that he can't seduce innocent blonde virginal Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon), Sebastian considers this a real challenge. If Kathryn wins, she gets to keep Sebastian's hot little 1956 Jaguar Roadster, and if Sebastian wins, he then gets to sleep with Katherine, something he has obsessed about ever since their parents got married. Their sadistic game begins to falter when Sebastian starts falling in love with Annette, and Kathryn realizes she has gone a little too far. Selma Blair played the naïve Cecile who was not directly involved with the bet however she ended up getting caught in the web and pulled into the story. The plot unravels as it must, fittingly …
DivineTragedy92 - wrote on 05/30/2010
Directed by Roger Kumble
Starring Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eric Mabius
If you want a clever, smart, and wickedly sexy film with a bunch of extremely attractive people, then this film is for you. Cruel Intentions follows a seductive but scandalous young man named Sebastian Valmont who makes a deal with his ruthless step-sister, Kathryn. If he can bed Annette, a virgin girl who believes it is important to wait until she finds true love, then Sebastian will get what he has long desired. Sex with Kathryn.
This film has a simple premise but it's so well written and flawlessly acted that it quickly becomes so much more than a mere dirty-minded sex comedy. Sure it has it's share of dirty humor and bad …
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