The plot is the least interesting thing. I'm wondering if the audience manipulation really does add up to something.
One of the most underrated movies ever.
Genius from the moment we see Romijn's naked reflection in the perilous depths of Double Indemnity. Is Femme Fatale illustration of the mise en abyme of De Palma's whole oeuvre?
Technical virtuosism alone doesn't make a movie. Directing actors and developing coherent and interesting stories sure aren't de Palma's qualities. The only good movies he's made that I've watched are Carrie, Body Double and Dressed to Kill. Everything else goes from meh (Carlito's Way, Casualties of War, Mission Impossible, Blow Out) to disastrous (Scarface, Sisters, The Fury, The Untouchables, The Black Dahlia).
Enjoyed this wonderful homage to Hitchcock very much.
i remember watching this film back then in cinema..one of the greatest experience in my fuckin' life..intoxicating..stylish and briliant cinematography as usual from Mr. De Palma.
I'm pretty sure this film was made just so DePalma could film two chicks making out. Total perv.
(Re)watched it for the first time in a while and enjoyed it as much as every other time. Very inventive and appeals to both the high brow...and the low. Sort of a guilty pleasure but all the more fun because of it.
More homage from De Palma, this time to Hitchcock and film noir in general, but it is just such an irresistible thriller that I can't help but have fun every time I watch it. This one continues to grow on me and reinforces the fact that De Palma has made some very good movies in the last decade, regardless of critical reception.
Seen for the third time last night. Between tow homages to Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma uses with maestria dreams and their traps to deceive the audience. The film is best seen several times in order to notice all the clues the director strews the images of FEMME FATALE. Recommended.
this movie seduced me right from the first scene, a homage to Double Indemnity (in my opinion the best film noir). Then, towards the end, it got me with that double ending!
A great film for the opening scene alone.
Extremely interesting and hugely entertaining demonstration of the powers that a movie wields over its audience. I will definitely be revisiting this one many times.
A bit mental but a DePalma classic all the same
What? Only 3/5? You people, tsc, tsc, tsc!
One of the few recent films by DePalma that I can stomach. It has its flaws but it's a fun trip and sexy as hell.
Definitely must be watched more than once to appreciate DePalma's ode to film noir. Beautifully modernized the master is truly at work here showing us one of his blonde beauties go to work! De Palma at his best!
Except of Antonio Banderas this movie is magnificent, a precise coreograph made by unique Brian De Palma
De Palma's true self delirium. no screenplays needed, stories are excuses for real visual stimulation, De Palma's own Inland Empire.
What can i say... a MASTERPIECE, this is what cinema is all about.
Another intricated cinephile masturbation by DePalma, though his virtuous and stylish mise-en-scene is always present.
Fun and sexy, especially for the soundtrack and Rebecca Romijn's presence.