Criminal Lovers
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French bad boy director François Ozon, who caused a stir with his controversial first feature Sitcom (1998) and his shorts A Summer Dress (1997) and See the Sea (1997), creates a dark and brooding tale of transgression and sexuality for his second feature outing. Alice (Natacha Régnier) is a bored, spoiled high schooler with a gorgeous body and a sociopathic mind. She persuades one of her suitors, the naive and trusting Luc (Jeremie Renier), to murder another suitor, the handsome, rakish Said (Salim Kechiouche). The criminal act itself, though exceedingly messy, proves to be the easy part, as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's a lot of excitement and tension to Lovers and the originality that Ozon goes about it in his 'fractured fairy tales' way makes it adventurous and worthwhile."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"A gay fairy tale based on "Hansel and Gretel.""
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Manages to bring a fresh and impudent spin to a familiar movie genre."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
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