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Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic French thriller gets a Hollywood makeover in this glossy remake. Guy Baran (Chazz Palminteri) is the dull, loutish headmaster of a private school that has seen better days. While Guy oversees the day to day operations, the school is actually owned by his wife Mia (Isabelle Adjani), whose spirit has been crushed by Guy's casual cruelty and whose health is frail. Guy has been openly having an affair with one of his teachers, Nicole Horner (Sharon Stone), who has almost as much contempt for Guy as Mia. Mia and Nicole eventually join forces against their… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The husband is still a brute, and the swimming pool is still moldy, but the new Diabolique fails to translate into anything more than the latest ham-handed Hollywood makeover of a European classic."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Chechik fails to create any real suspense or thrills and does not seamlessly juggle the serious thriller aspects with the black comedy"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A hopelessly muddled mess."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The new Diabolique mostly dispenses with subtlety, contenting itself with regularly scheduled cathartic jolts that pass for suspense in our degraded culture."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Silly update of the French classic; the ending is an unforgivable cop-out."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"If it makes at least one person search out and discover the original version, then it's all worth it."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Why do Hollywood filmmakers keep messing around with and screwing up past successes?"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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