Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale (2002)

A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress named Laure Ash. A sultry former jewel thief and con woman trying to live the straight life, Laure is suddenly exposed to the world--and her enemies--by a voyeuristic photographer,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 8, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The thriller Femme Fatale is overheated, nonsensical, and silly.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I found myself capitulating to its inspired formalist madness -- something I've resisted in [De Palma's] films for the past 30-odd years.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

No normal person should hurt himself trying to follow the thing.

Michael Dequina

Flies completely off of the rails, morphing from tantalizing trash to nowhere nonsense.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A wonderful ride.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Great over-the-top moviemaking if you're in a slap-happy mood.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Brian De Palma returns in full style with his best movie since Scarface.

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David Edelstein

De Palma has provided enough ripe flesh, split-screen mayhem, and dreamlike imagery to power six films noir.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

At least Femme Fatale has an apt title - "femme" because it's about a woman and "fatale" because it makes you want to jump out a window.

Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
It really feels like a lot of Brian De Palmaâ??s early work, playing around with the Noir genre and fitting it into a modern caper/thriller. The visual style is… More
Clintus Maximus
I loved it! Rebecca is fantastic, breathtakingly beautiful and a fine actress too. Antonio Bandaras is great, although his comedic lines are too goofy. This is… More
Wahida K
Outstanding! The opening stole my attention already.
Cassandra Maples
"Femme Fatale" is best understood as a game played by Brian De Palma and appreciated by knowing cineastes. It's not about story or characters,… More
Dean King
A pretty decent sultry thriller directed by Brian DePalma. A jewel thief tries to cover her past but a chance photo of her alerts the people she has crossed… More
Stephen M
This is, without doubt, one of Brian De Palma's greatest achievements, an incredibly rich and playful movie which immeasurably rewards repeated viewings.… More