SAYS DE PALMA'S FILM IS "WONDERFULLY COMPLEX"
At National Review, critic Armond White brings up Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale in his review of Park Chan-wook's Decision To Leave:
American reviewers who praise Decision to Leave apparently welcome its cynicism and exoticism as something missing from U.S. movies (the same reason Spike Lee did an inferior remake of Park’s masochistic underworld thriller Oldboy). Those reviewers who prefer Decision to Leave over Brian De Palma’s wonderfully complex Femme Fatale (2002) — a film that moved from social transgression to sexual maneuvering to spiritual redemption — show a taste for Millennial decadence. Decision to Leave’s glossy aesthetics are corrupt and sinister.