The primary sensation I got from Lured Innocence while watching it was that of slight confusion - coupled with a mild degree of boredom - in terms of wondering who the filmmakers thought this flick would appeal to. While I'd certainly say Lured Innocence does deserve an R-rating, I'd also agree with another reviewer in that with perhaps a few minutes of minor edits for language and sexual content, this movie could have easily been shown on the Lifetime Movie Network on a Sunday afternoon. In other words, it's hardly wall-to-wall steamy lovemaking scenes (and the ones that are there mostly involve Dennis Hopper, which...well, not so hot). There are also some odd/ineffective casting choices. Cheri O'Teri in particular stands out as a weird casting choice to play a waitress (with a bad Southern accent) in a diner in a role that has no comedic value whatsoever. Dennis Hopper and the role he plays here...well, not terrible in comparison to the rest of the cast, but Hopper has seen much better days and much better roles, so his presence here just makes one think he was coasting along strictly for a paycheck. Talia Shire, much like Hopper, also turns in a performance quite a bit better than most of the rest of the cast, but when you consider (again, much like Hopper) the great films she had been in, it's kind of depressing to see her frittering her abilities away here. Marley Shelton in the lead femme fatale role wasn't terrible, but not particularly memorable.
Which, in a way, sums up Lured Innocence. It wasn't the worst erotic thriller I've ever seen, but it's all very by-the-numbers in terms of borrowing plot elements from other steamy noir-type erotic thriller movies, mashing them all up into a blender and dumping them onto the screen. It reeks of being what it probably was, which was a late 1990s flick having been made for either the direct-to-home-video market or the straight to late night Showtime/Cinemax cable channels. The sort of movie one watches that has no real sense of mystery or surprise - not even any mildly titillating sex scenes - and you just kinda go "meh" when the end credits roll.