9 1/2 Weeks
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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 notions of lovemaking include blindfolds, ice cubes, chocolate syrup, and rolling around on spent peanut shells. When the alotted 9 1/2 weeks are up, Kim has finally come to realize that Rourke has been using her. We could have told her that twenty minutes into the film. One of the definitive works in the Mickey Rourke ouevre, 9 1/2 Weeks is deliciously awful,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"[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."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A frank depiction of the dynamics of sexual power."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Aside from the infamous skin scenes, the thing's an unmitigated sleeping pill."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Essential viewing for sex-obsessed couples."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Not nearly as erotic as you've been led to believe. Soem okay scenes, but nothing special."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
""not really very good, but certainly an attention-getter""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"One of the hottest moments in cinema....still!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It's an Adrian Lyne picture. Do you need to know more?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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