Diabolique (1996)

A remake of Clouzot's classic thriller Les Diaboliques, this American version follows the same basic plotlines for the bulk of the film but then towards the end branches out in new directions that for those familiar with the original… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 22, 1996
DVD Release Date: January 26, 1999
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

The husband is still a brute, and the swimming pool is still moldy, but the new Diabolique fails to translate into anything more than the latest ham-handed Hollywood makeover of a European classic.

Michael Dequina

Chechik fails to create any real suspense or thrills and does not seamlessly juggle the serious thriller aspects with the black comedy

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Steve Rhodes
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A hopelessly muddled mess.

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Rob Gonsalves

The new Diabolique mostly dispenses with subtlety, contenting itself with regularly scheduled cathartic jolts that pass for suspense in our degraded culture.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Silly update of the French classic; the ending is an unforgivable cop-out.

Scott Weinberg

If it makes at least one person search out and discover the original version, then it's all worth it.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Why do Hollywood filmmakers keep messing around with and screwing up past successes?

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Martin Sahlin
I saw this one in the middle of the night. I'm not a fan of sharon stone...but it was pretty good...still not a fan of sharon stone dough
Candy Rose
Good movie with Kathy Bates and Sharon Stone. A wife and mistress plot to kill their lover, but the body disappears. Suspense movie full of twists and turns.
Dean McKenna
Sharon Stone's delightfully slinky outfits are the only genuine attraction in this updated so-called thriller, which pairs her with Isabelle Adjani as the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A suspenseful thriller which has some nice twists.
Ginny  X
One of those movies that I liked very much when I was a kid. Sharon Stone was awesome in this movie!
Steve Strange
Not as good as the original.

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