Dangerous Beauty
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Marshall Herskovitz directed this look at life in 16th-century Venice, based on Margaret Rosenthal's 1994 book The Honest Courtesan. Positioned outside of the Venetian court, Veronica Franco (Catherine McCormack) hopes to rise above her station, but her interest in nobleman's son Marco Venier (Rufus Sewell) is blocked since his parents forbid their marriage. Following the path taken by her mother, Paola (Jacqueline Bisset), Veronica becomes a courtesan, finding this gives her a niche in the male-dominated society. When Vatican emissaries accuse her of witchcraft, she lashes back, using… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's an essential insipidity here, matched by its predictable music score."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Like some ribald tale from the Playboy Channel but with most of the sex scenes edited out."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"By the time the end credits roll, though, Dangerous Beauty has become as trite and by-the-book as its title."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"a fancy bodice-ripper with a political message"
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
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