Dance with a Stranger
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This darkly haunting slightly fictionalized film is a retelling of the life and death of Ruth Ellis (Miranda Richardson), the last woman to be executed in England. Ellis, a divorcee and ex-prostitute works as a "hostess" in a tacky nightclub. There she meets and begins an obsessive love affair with upper-class David Blakely (Rupert Everett), who eventually discards her. Still obsessed and jealous because of David's upcoming marriage to a woman of his own class, Ellis murders him. Miranda Richardson, in a stark, knock-out performance is outstanding as the cold, calculating Ellis,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Miranda Richardson gives a brilliant performance as Ruth Ellis in Mike Newell's gloomy and dowbeat film noir, based on the life of the last British femme to be hanged for murder."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Brilliantly exposes the dark underside of the supposedly happy and benign decade of the 1950s."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"An unforgettable performance by Miranda Richardson."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Compelling fact-based drama"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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