Dangerous Liaisons


Dangerous Liaisons Review

Until The Quiet American, this was only decent thing Christopher Hampton had ever written, and why shouldn't he, he had the source material to help him. The film famously follows backstabbing and intrigue in France, 200 or so years ago, as kissing cousins place a bet over whether Valmont (John Malkovich) can land prissy Marie (Michelle Pfeiffer), ruining countless lives along the way. It would be almost perfect if it wasn't for southern belle Swoosie Kurtz mucking up the works. Probably the best adaptation of the celebrated novel you can find.

Dangerous Liaisons

Facts and Figures

Run time: 119 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th February 1989

Budget: $14M

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures, Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Productions


Contactmusic.com: 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 26 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, as Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont, as Madame Marie de Tourvel, as Madame de Volanges, as Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny, as Madame de Rosemonde, as Cécile de Volanges, as Azolan, Joe Sheridan as Georges, Valerie Gogan as Julie, Laura Benson as Emilie, Joanna Pavlis as Adèle