Guy de Maupassant's classic tale of passion in late-18th century Paris gets adapted for the big screen in this scintillating erotic drama starring TWILIGHT's Robert Pattinson as a destitute young soldier who plots to gain power by seducing the mistresses of the city's most influential men. Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Colm Meaney co-star.
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Pattinson] and the production are handsome creatures, ably supported by a classy cast who add emotional resonance. Kristin Scott Thomas is the wounded heart of the piece..." (Total Film)
"[Pattinson] gives an alert, amusedly insinuating performance." (Sight and Sound)