Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions (1999)

Kathryn and Sabastian, two wealthy, manipulative teenage stepsiblings from Manhattan's uppercrust, conspire in Cruel Intentions, a wickedly entertaining tale of seduction and betrayal. The stakes are high when the duo agrees upon a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 5, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 3, 1999
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even in a slick package and an attractive cast, the movie succumbs to bad acting and a bad script.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

What's both depressing and impressive about Cruel Intentions is the profound misanthropy of its meaning.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

You sometimes have to giggle at this movie the way you do when you catch 4-year-olds playing dress-up in front of Mom's closet.

Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media

Dangerous Liaisons among rich NYC teens.

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B.J. Sigesmund

You won't be able to resist the film's ribaldry and cynicism. Kids these days!

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

It is maliciously entertaining, up to a point.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The film's cheat ending aside, this arch, ridiculous movie heaves, sweats and steams, and for the most part, it delivers what its title promises.

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Time Out

Lascivious blackmailers and inveterate immoralists, these characters behave despicably, but the movie affects a tone of urbane detachment which puts sex in its proper perspective.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

This is the filmic answer to a pack of Spice Girl cards.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Every bit of the original's nastiness is retained but none of its wit or elegance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Cruel Intentions is a pretty interesting teen drama comedy. I wasn't sure about wanting to see it, however I finally did, and was surprised. The film has a… More
Nadira Irdiana
My friend recommend this movie to me at first and then I decided to check it out. It is not a new movie, but yet there is something very cool about it. Ryan… More
Letitia Lew
Captured our imaginations when we were teenagers.
Jani H
"Introduce her to your world of sex, drugs and... what else do you do?" There's something about this movie that makes it a "thumbs up"… More
Bethany Murphy
Heartbreaking! Exceptional acting from all the cast. One of my all time favourite films!
Nicki Marie
This is an old favourite of mine. Have had it on DVD for ages - saw the blu ray going for $13 and decided it was too good to pass up. I put the movie on just… More