9 1/2 Weeks
9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

The title refers to the duration of the relationship between self-absorbed Wall Street shark Mickey Rourke and divorced art gallery owner Kim Basinger. Kim is looking for true love, while Mickey is searching for...gosh knows what. His… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 1986
DVD Release Date: June 30, 1998
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 9 1/2 Weeks' famously steamy sex scenes titillate though the drama unfolding between the beddings is relatively standard for the genre.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A lot of the success of 9 1/2 Weeks is because Rourke and Basinger make the characters and their relationship convincing. Rourke's

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Cole Smithey

Essential viewing for sex-obsessed couples.

Fred Topel

Not nearly as erotic as you've been led to believe. Soem okay scenes, but nothing special.

Susan Jhirad

The ultimate weakness of the film is the contemptibility of its two leads.

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Caffeinated Clint

One of the hottest moments in cinema....still!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's an Adrian Lyne picture. Do you need to know more?

Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] With its tantalizing title suggesting an ideal timeline for a fetishized affair, Adrian Lyne's beautifully stylized adaptation of Elizabeth McNeill's novel is a milestone of mainstream erotic cinema.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

A frank depiction of the dynamics of sexual power.

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Scott Weinberg

Aside from the infamous skin scenes, the thing's an unmitigated sleeping pill.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A Wall Street tycoon engages an art dealer in three months of sexual gamesmanship. I write this as straight as I can: "Damn, Mickey Rourke was hot."… More
Aj V
A predictable romance drama, I don't know why people used to talk about it so much, it's not that good. It's not even very romantic.
Spencer S.
*Gag. *gag. It's very hard to get through this film without the previous abhorrence and actions. Supposedly an erotic "drama", I've seen… More
Conner Rainwater
Probably one of the most emotionally disturbing movies ever made. If you're looking for a fun 80s romantic comedy, this is not it. It's more of a… More
Randy Tippy
Superficial and self-indulgent titillation. It seems ironic to say that Adrian Lyne's characters aren't 'fleshed-out' because flesh is all… More
Chris Garman
Letā??s just say it right now: 9 Ā½ Weeks is really a high end Skinemax flick. Thereā??s no plot. Thereā??s no real acting. Thereā??s nothing believable in this… More