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75
The movie is ingenious in the way it surrounds its essentially crass subject matter with a camouflage of romantic scenery.
75
Indecent Proposal is as relentlessly entertaining as it is silly--so shamelessly over the top that you watch in a mixture of horror and delight as the drama unfolds toward a climax that is truly mind-boggling.
70
The New York Times
Mr. Lyne's films may not cast any new light on the human condition, but they do keep you glued to the screen.
60
Empire
The performances are alright enough but the casting was a bizarre choice and it's just not strong enough to carry the premise.
50
Entertainment Weekly
Indecent Proposal starts out kinky and turns into a languid-and shockingly banal- domestic soap opera.
50
As sexist propaganda, the film is shameless.
50
ReelViews
Once the setup is over, however, Indecent Proposal starts to fall apart, with the implausibilities and contrivances getting worse with every passing minute.
40
Lyne has the stylized talent of a soft-core pornographer; he choreographs his movies like languorous sex scenes.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
With some movies, though, it's just the opposite. Like this one. It's a whole lot easier to forget than to forgive.
25
USA Today
There's nothing sleazier than sleaze that fails to titillate, and this drab blight on a hot cast is as sleazy as a preordained hit ever gets. [07 Apr 1993 Pg. 08.D]

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