Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned in this love triangle drama."

Overall Ranking: 535 (Rank from 1988: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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CinemaVisitor Erik95
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - If you are like me and you love seeing how the rich and famous lived in past centuries, you will find a lot to enjoy in Dangerous Liaisons.
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David Baruffi70(full review)

People Involved

  • Glenn Close (Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil)
  • John Malkovich (Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (Madame Marie de Tourvel)
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Madame de Volanges)
  • Keanu Reeves (Le Chevalier Raphael Danceny)
  • Mildred Natwick (Madame de Rosemonde)
  • Uma Thurman (Cécile de Volanges)
  • Peter Capaldi (Azolan)
  • Joe Sheridan (Georges)
  • Valerie Gogan (Julie)
  • Laura Benson (Emilie)
  • Joanna Pavlis (Adèle)
  • Stephen Frears (Director)