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3.4
869 Ratings

Bound

United States, 1996
Thriller, Crime, LGBT+

Synopsis

Intense, erotic crime thriller with Gina Gershon as an ex-con who, after having a sexual liaison with neighbor Jennifer Tilly, joins forces with her to dupe gangster boyfriend Joe Pantoliano out of $2 million of laundered loot.

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Bound Directed by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Critics reviews

A lesbian relationship that once seemed like the hook for a showy modern noir now seems like the inverse—a showy noir that traffics in a substantive, empowering (and okay, a little steamy) look at two women trying to negotiate a man’s world. It ticks off all the neo-noir boxes . . . while quietly subverting expectations of who Tilly and Gershon are and where the story will lead them.
September 27, 2012
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Twenty seconds into Andy and Lana Wachowski’s guns-blazing 1996 debut feature and it’s a sure thing you’re in the Matrix. The chintzy wallpaper of Bound, the vintage architecture, the ebony wardrobe—all design elements are phony-baloney in the most exquisitely, fetish-y way imaginable. It’s a labor of fastidious devotion to graphic-novel noir.
August 13, 2012
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