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The final film from director Alain Corneau, Love Crime pits the fiery talents of Ludivine Sagnier and Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas against each other in a deliciously twisted tale of office politics that turn, literally, cut-throat. When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protege's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"Love Crime may not have much to do with love, but the crimes are meanly delicious."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This is a ridiculous movie - a thriller so indifferent to suspense, so above mystery that one character literally stabs another in the front."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"It is strange how un-French the film really is: Roman Polanski would have had a field day with this material."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This French dramatic thriller is so gleefully trashy that it's rather entertaining, as long as you don't try to take it seriously. Sleek and seductive, it's a pungent tale that plays out like a particularly lurid corporate soap."
‑ Rich Cline,
"The central performances are compelling but the two American characters are wholly unconvincing."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The movie veers off in a different direction about two-thirds of the way through; the shift is initially jarring but eventually rewarding."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially one in a power suit, who knows how to work a room."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Despite the odd false note, Love Crime's depiction of corporate backstabbing is scarily believable, yet it's as a perversely twisted modern film noir that the film delivers its biggest pleasures."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Implausible perhaps, but the twists on Working Girl and All About Eve are intriguing and strongly acted."
‑ , Scotsman
"[P]ure nefarious fun, as a satire of office politics and corporate sociopathy, for one of the most cleverly executed crimes I've ever seen on film, for its base feminism... for all the definitions of base."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Would anyone really perpetrate a scheme as complicated and risky as Isabelle's? Not likely - but that's why we go to the movies."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"On the one hand, you have to admire such obsessive mise en scene; on the other, there's something wrong with a suspense film when the sets are more interesting than the characters."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"While the second half is no stronger or weaker than the first, what it does confirm are any earlier suspicions that this is no more than a piece of competently executed French popcorn cinema along the lines of 2008's Anything For Her."
‑ Joe Cunningham, HeyUGuys
"What a disappointment."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Corneau paints the business scenes with brushstrokes that aren't always credible but is better at the psychological battle between the two women, aided by very watchable performances from Scott Thomas and Sagnier."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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