Wild Things
Wild Things (1998)

Think of it as endless endings. John McNaughton's playful erotic thriller about a larcenous school teacher, a pair of greedy coeds, and the cop on their trail has as many twists as there are characters, but it's all in good fun.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 20, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wild Things is a delightfully salacious, flesh-exposed romp that also requires a high degree of love for trash cinema.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The movie is as tawdry as someone else's lingerie, yet not without a certain prurient watchability.

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Tom Nawrocki
Rolling Stone

[It's got] Neve Campbell and Denise Richards making out, all the plot twists and double-crossing of a James Ellroy novel, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a catfight in a swimming pool and Bill Murray as a sleazy neck-brace-wearing lawyer.

Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

What I'm supposed to find 'satisfying' is predicated on the idea that almost everyone in the world is trash.

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Time Out

This is one of those puzzle movies that's quite intriguing while it's feigning superficiality -- and truly funny when Bill Murray is around -- but really dumb once it thinks it's being smart.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment.

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Leonard Klady

Sly, torrid and original, pic is certain to shake up an otherwise complacent marketplace.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Call it gratuitous annoyance.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I heartily recommend Wild Things for its fits of teasing and eroticism (rare in American cinema) and for Bill Murray who has a great role as Lombardo's attorney.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
An interesting movie. There is the odd twist in it.
Jason Owens
Very overrated. Yes, even the girl kiss scene.
Alex roy
Wild Things is of course a film that people have heard much about because of the kissing scene between Denise Richard and Neve Campbell. That was obviously one… More
Nani Vang
For the longest I had no idea what this movie was about. I seriously thought it was just some huge sex movie, since all I ever heard about was the scene with… More
Drew Smith
It hurts my brain to think that someone actually wrote this movie. Wild Things' journey from Point A to Point B is so convoluted and messy, it's… More
Cassandra Maples
Wild Things is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by not worrying about substance and having a film play for straight entertainment value. Here we have… More