Femme Fatale Brian De Palma's at it again with another loopy thriller, this time about a jewel thief (Romijn-Stamos) who double-crosses her accomplices, then assumes a new… Femme Fatale Brian De Palma's at it again with another loopy thriller, this time about a jewel thief (Romijn-Stamos) who double-crosses her accomplices, then assumes a new…
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FEMME FATALE (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Antonio Banderas and Rebecca Romijn; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Brian De Palma's at it again with another loopy thriller, this time about a jewel thief (Romijn-Stamos) who double-crosses her accomplices, then assumes a new identity after encountering an identical look-alike. And that's just the beginning. Stay tuned for the rich-diplomat husband, the prying paparazzo (Banderas), the faked kidnapping, and other slyly outlandish plot twists -- most aimed at getting Romijn-Stamos out of her clothes. It's too convoluted to be truly suspenseful and too silly to be taken seriously. But I couldn't take my eyes off the voluptuous, er, camera work.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints