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Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob caper film. Gershon is Corky, an ex-con renovating the apartment next door to where Tilly's Violet lives. Violet is the moll of psychotic gangster Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), who uses the apartment as an occasional location for meetings and beatings, and also uses Violet as an occasional plaything for his Mob cronies. Violet is attracted to the super-sexy Corky, and the two begin an intense affair. Corky hatches a plot to escape with $2 million that Caesar is planning to give… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Some caper movies build suspense, while others tweak the genre with tongue lancing cheek. But this lesbian caper pic often pulls off both feats in the same scene, even simultaneously."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"I was on the edge of my seat most of the time."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A masterful neo-noir, with bright and shiny colors and contrasts, deliciously camp acting, and a killer plot."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Tense, gripping, sexy. And girls kiss in it too."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"[VIDEO ESSAY] Revered in lesbian circles for its hat-tips to the milieu's authenticity, "Bound" is a neo-noir that earns every ratchet click of tension is draws from its audience - body and soul."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"This lesbian crime drama is enjoyable, though it's a pale imitation of the Cohen brothers and Tarantino."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Excellent movie, proving the Wachowski Brothers did have talent, once."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"A taut, intense, and oh-so-very naughty offfering from the Wachowski Brothers."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"It's been praised for its spin on film noir standards, but all it actually does is reproduce them and arrange them back-to-back."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Stylish, nicely written and filled with tension. An exceptional piece of filmmaking."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Gangsters and Lesbos and pre-Matrix Wachowskis . . . oh my!"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"A clever and funny script, strong performances, and very accomplished and intelligent direction."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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