Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

A Chinese adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins with aging socialite Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) who finds herself circling ex-boyfriend Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-kun). Mo, the rich and charming widow with a taste for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

They have made the film function successfully almost as well as in the original setting.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Zhang, expertly conveying someone closed off yet silently sensual, even rolls out a tear during a moment of impending intimacy as exquisitely timed as a dancer's move.

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

Despite its period setting, Dangerous Liaisons is equally a cautionary tale for - and of - present-day China.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Much of the cynicism, and thus the fun, of its many Western predecessors goes missing.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Takes Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 18th century source material to its most sumptuous silliness - I mean that as a compliment.

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The cinematography is gorgeous, the costumes are gorgeous, the sets are gorgeous, and the people are so gorgeous it beggars belief. What can I say? Gorgeous.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Schadenfreude carries a delectable tang no matter the language, and as the history of Hollywood shows, stories about pretty people behaving badly remain reliably alluring.

Mark Jenkins

This is a relatively shallow entertainment, but its glossy surfaces certainly are, well, seductive.

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

This Shanghai Dangerous Liaisons proves that universal tales, when interpreted with care, can benefit from a little cross-cultural specificity.

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