Overall Rank: 1416
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 100
Theatrical Release Date: 12/21/1988
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen Frears
Actors: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Uma Thurman
Plot: Set in 1760s France, a group of wealthy, bored aristocrats play a deadly game of seduction and betrayal. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019
A treacherously seductive period drama.
Indyfreak - wrote on 04/29/2019
Beautifully filmed and sometimes rather bawdy, Dangerous Liaisons features some solid performances from Glenn Close and Michele Pfeiffer as the polar opposite female leads. Pfeiffer plays virtue incarnate while Glenn Close is the sultry cynical femme fatale. John Malkovich is uneven as the supposedly dashing casanova Valmont but he's not entirely convincing. The film takes a dark turn halfway through once the various plots and affairs begin crossing their streams for the worse. It's different from your typical costume drama but still a little too downbeat.
Bimmerchik4 - wrote on 03/10/2009
Excellent movie. I love Glenn Close in this movie. It's kinda like cruel intentions but the old version. It's kind of like a soap opera. Beautiful costumes.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/18/2012
Manipulative aristocrats John Malkovich and Glenn Close engage in sexual conquest and gender warfare beneath the outward formality and respectability of 18th century France. Valmont was the part that propelled Malkovich into the big leagues and is the part he was born to play. He treads the line perfectly between caddishness and charm as he seduces and beds every woman he encounters for the thrill of the chase, and shows great skill and subtlety in making such a despicable and morally weak character sympathetic toward the end of the film. All the best scenes are of course concerned with the verbal sparring between Valmont and the bitter and calculating Marquise played with equal skill by Close, but Michelle Pfeiffer's sensitive performance and porcelain beauty also paint a believable …
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