Dangerous Beauty
Dangerous Beauty (1998)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 20, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Noh
Film Journal International

There's an essential insipidity here, matched by its predictable music score.

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Steve Rhodes
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Like some ribald tale from the Playboy Channel but with most of the sex scenes edited out.

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Michael Dequina

By the time the end credits roll, though, Dangerous Beauty has become as trite and by-the-book as its title.

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Carlo Cavagna

a fancy bodice-ripper with a political message

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
I'd like to forewarn you at the very outset that my rating is biased. Besides, there might be an indirect SPOILER, though I've tried my best not to… More
Dannielle Albert
It's so morally WRONG... and yet strangely I found myself cheering for the courtesan... a sexually promiscuous girl who was refused the offer of marriage… More
Dean McKenna
This 16th century drama in sexy film is filled with visual and verbal splendor.
Sunil Jawahir
A period drama with no real feeling.
Rachel F
WOW! This movie is a tad bit out there, but it is very good. I cried because towards the end it gets very emotional.