Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons
  • R
  • 2h 0m
  • 1988
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The game of conquest is underway. Anything goes when a predatory, wealthy widow (Glenn Close) challenges a notorious rake (John Malkovich) to seduce a beautiful, young newlywed (Michelle Pfeiffer). But this time, a cardinal rule will be broken: two players will fall in love – with tragic results. This acclaimed winner of three Academy Awards®* boasts grand 18th-century sets and costumes. But its characters could step into the 20th century without missing a beat. Directed by Stephen Frears from a scandalous 1782 novel and Christopher Hampton's compelling 1986 play, Dangerous Liaisons is "nasty, decadent fun; the surprise is how much anguished emotion seeps through its cool marble heart" (David Ansen, Newsweek).
© 1988 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Stylish, seductive, and clever, Stephen Frears' adaptation is a wickedly entertaining exploration of sexual politics.
Variety Staff

This incisive study of sex as an arena for manipulative power games takes too long to catch fire a...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Jonathan Rosenbaum

The creepy plot still holds a certain fascination.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Steve Grant

A sombre, manipulative affair in which the decor is never allowed to usurp our interest.

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Hal Hinson

Tantalizingly wicked -- watching it makes the color rise to your cheeks.

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 21, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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