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This movie has its moments, but it's not as entertaining or edgy as critics probably thought it was back in 1994. Director John Dahl and screenwriter Steve Barancik add an indie film vibe to the erotic thriller genre, as Linda Fiorentino escapes to a small town called Beston near Buffalo, NY. Fiorentino plays an icy, attractive femme fatale, but our male lead in Peter Berg is not as enjoyable. Heavy on plot and dialogue it definitely loses much of what makes the erotic thriller fun in the first place. And the real killer of the film is the upbeat jazz score by Joseph Vitarelli. Certain scenes will entertain but overall it's slow and dull.
The Last Seduction is a 1994 American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by John Dahl, and features Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, and Bill Pullman. The film was produced by ITC Entertainment and distributed by October Films. Fiorentino's performance generated talk of an Oscar nomination, but she was ineligible because the film was shown on HBO before it was released to theatres. October Films and ITC Entertainment sued the Academy, but were unable to make Fiorentino eligible for a nomination.