Overall Rank: 22307
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 29
Theatrical Release Date: 11/06/2002
Genre: Thriller, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Brian De Palma
Actors: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Rie Rasmussen
Plot: After pulling off a heist at the Cannes Film Festival, a woman tries to escape her criminal past by pretending to be French and marrying a wealthy American diplomat. Naturally, things go wrong. -- Topher
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Indyfreak - wrote on 08/05/2019
Stylish and sexy neo-noir with a superb performance by Rebecca Romijn as a wily thief trying to leave her past behind, only for things to become more complicated. Romijn carries this strange film on her shoulders through the twists and turns. De Palma flexes his muscles reinvigorating the classic Hitchcockian blonde. The first ninety minutes of this movie are excellently paced and could had ended in a more brutal manner. But I suppose studio notes insisted on a more upbeat ending.
Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007
Probably Brian DePalma's worst film. Not even a scene at the Cannes Film Festival can save this.
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Topher - wrote on 01/31/2008
From the title, you would expect either a compelling exploration of the genre or cliche. This movie, like it's lead actress, is "irredeemably bad" and "makes no apologies."
Unfortunately, the filmakers believed they were on to something special. Behind the scenes, DePalma says, "For a director accused of making women victims, this woman is in no way a victim." Maybe so, but this film does play off the old victim-whore dichotomy.
Adopting a black wig and a phony french accent does not make one a femme fatale -- nor do power, sex and death at 150 frames per second. There must be depth -- not surface -- and obscurity -- not gloss. This movie was artless where it should have been sexy, and superficial where it should have been enigmatic.
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