Wild Orchid
Wild Orchid (1990)

When the young, innocent Emily Reed (Carre Otis) is hired by a New York City law firm, they immediately ship her out to Rio de Janiero to assist Claudia Lirones (Jacqueline Bisset) in an important business deal. Emily arrives in Rio during… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Less a classic and more a curiosity, Wild Orchid is a cult piece of Eighties erotica that was panned at the time but now is weirdly fascinating.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A few cheap laughs, but mostly awful

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

There's no interesting storyline, no interesting characters, and nothing that would qualify as a surprise - pleasant or otherwise.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Writer-director Zalman King's Wild Orchid could be considered the Fifty Shades of Grey of its day: a would-be erotic romp that ultimately carries as much of a sexual charge as a Chicken McNugget.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)


Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Goofy, grubby softcore precursor to "Red Shoe Diaries"

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

All but exemplifies bad erotica, with Otis' quivery fragility and Rourke's skeezy ooziness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
David Ladd
Some Minor Spoilers Here**************************** This movie, underrated and panned by most is to me one of the most enduring erotic films of all time.… More
Deb S
So I finally rented Wild Orchid and this is one steamy flick that probably won't please everybody. I think the sensuality is very erotic. Rio de Janeiro is… More
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Chad Roesti
From back before Mickey Rourke went off the deep end. Far from a great movie, and I haven't seen it in a long time, I just remember Carre Otis being… More
Dean McKenna
Dull spellbinding journey of sexual self-discovery.
Daisy Maduro
Mickey Rourke became one of my favorite actors after seeing him in Angel Heart and 9 1/2 weeks. Poor guy,if it was not for his looks ruined by the ages and… More