9 1/2 Weeks
9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

The title refers to the duration of the relationship between self-absorbed Wall Street shark Mickey Rourke and divorced art gallery owner Kim Basinger. Kim is looking for true love, while Mickey is searching for...gosh knows what. His… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 30, 1998
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] With its tantalizing title suggesting an ideal timeline for a fetishized affair, Adrian Lyne's beautifully stylized adaptation of Elizabeth McNeill's novel is a milestone of mainstream erotic cinema.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A frank depiction of the dynamics of sexual power.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Aside from the infamous skin scenes, the thing's an unmitigated sleeping pill.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Essential viewing for sex-obsessed couples.

Fred Topel
About.com

Not nearly as erotic as you've been led to believe. Soem okay scenes, but nothing special.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"not really very good, but certainly an attention-getter"

Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of the hottest moments in cinema....still!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's an Adrian Lyne picture. Do you need to know more?

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Wall Street tycoon engages an art dealer in three months of sexual gamesmanship. I write this as straight as I can: "Damn, Mickey Rourke was hot."… More
AJ Verser
A predictable romance drama, I don't know why people used to talk about it so much, it's not that good. It's not even very romantic.
Spencer S.
*Gag. *gag. It's very hard to get through this film without the previous abhorrence and actions. Supposedly an erotic "drama", I've seen… More
Conner Rainwater
Probably one of the most emotionally disturbing movies ever made. If you're looking for a fun 80s romantic comedy, this is not it. It's more of a… More
Randy Tippy
Superficial and self-indulgent titillation. It seems ironic to say that Adrian Lyne's characters aren't 'fleshed-out' because flesh is all… More
Chris Garman
Letā??s just say it right now: 9 Ā½ Weeks is really a high end Skinemax flick. Thereā??s no plot. Thereā??s no real acting. Thereā??s nothing believable in this… More