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Worth A Look: 18.52%
Average: 14.81%
Pretty Bad: 7.41%
Total Crap59.26%

2 reviews, 15 user ratings

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Diabolique (1996)
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by Ryan Arthur

1 stars



A remake of 1955's Les Diaboliques.


It's horrible. Sharon Stone seems content to walk around with a cigarette jutting out of her mouth or being held at some weird angle in one hand, and the clever plot twists of the original are discarded almost completely. I get the feeling that not only do the filmmakers not respect the movie they're redoing, but they don't respect the audience that loved that movie.

Director Jeremiah Chechik has done one really good movie (Benny & Joon), one decent film (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) and a couple of big time stinkers (this, Tall Tale, and a bomb known as The Avengers). If he continues to get work following this track record, you know something's seriously wrong in the movie business.


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User Comments

12/29/17 morris campbell not bad but nothing special 3 stars
3/24/13 gretag too conviniently set up, modest performances by some, thin performances by some 3 stars
10/31/09 Kariba I first saw it years ago I thought it was gret and still do.Never saw the original . 4 stars
1/11/07 Sepi53 A Film with Sharon can't be bad! 4 stars
12/01/06 David Pollastrini not great, not terrible 4 stars
10/22/04 Daniel why is hollywood content with remaking the greatest films of all time? there is no point 1 stars
3/22/03 Jack Sommersby Quite suspenseful for a while, but the payoff is a major letdown. Stone is commanding. 4 stars
6/27/02 Monster W. Kung Not godawful, but still a crappy and very dumbed-down remake. 2 stars
5/17/02 Kelly Despite a weaker retelling of the original, Stone and Adjani pull off good performances. 4 stars
4/06/02 Veronica Tatterworth Name says it all. Don't take the Bate and don't get Stoned. 1 stars
11/12/01 Andrew Carden OK Movie Being A Remake, but Has Way Too Many Sub Plots. 3 stars
9/12/01 Butterbean Majority rules here. This is a piece of shit, avoid it at all cost 1 stars
11/12/99 Chris H Wouldn't be so bad, if the original wasn't so good. 3 stars
4/16/99 Clunker Totally defunct idea, but gave me wood. 2 stars
2/17/99 Maegs I'm so embarassed for Sharon...and anyone else associated with this trying movie 1 stars
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