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Think of it as endless endings. John McNaughton's playful erotic thriller about a larcenous school teacher, a pair of greedy coeds, and the cop on their trail has as many twists as there are characters, but it's all in good fun.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is as tawdry as someone else's lingerie, yet not without a certain prurient watchability."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Sly, torrid and original, pic is certain to shake up an otherwise complacent marketplace."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids."
‑ Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
"Wild Things plays like a long Twilight Zone episode with a thick Everglades breeze to it. READ ON (DVD)->"
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
"Good, trashy fun, with gratuitous sex and nudity, a ludicrous (in a so-bad-it's-funny way) performance by Denise Richards, and an implausible noir plot that keeps you in the dark until the final credits. The ultimate guilty pleasure."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"What I'm supposed to find 'satisfying' is predicated on the idea that almost everyone in the world is trash."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[It's got] Neve Campbell and Denise Richards making out, all the plot twists and double-crossing of a James Ellroy novel, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a catfight in a swimming pool and Bill Murray as a sleazy neck-brace-wearing lawyer."
‑ Tom Nawrocki, Rolling Stone
"A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of those films for which the phrase 'guilty pleasure' was invented."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"One of those thankfully rare pictures that makes every man and woman it portrays seem hollow and insubstantial."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"They're not calling it Wild Things for nothing."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"This is one of those puzzle movies that's quite intriguing while it's feigning superficiality -- and truly funny when Bill Murray is around -- but really dumb once it thinks it's being smart."
‑ , Time Out
"I heartily recommend Wild Things for its fits of teasing and eroticism (rare in American cinema) and for Bill Murray who has a great role as Lombardo's attorney."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Aging sexpot Theresa Russell gets the most Skinemax-worthy moment in a picture that purports to humour jailbait fiends"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"What "Titanic" supplied for female teens, "Wild Things" will supply for their male counterparts."
‑ Brandon Judell, Critics Inc./America Online
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