“A Fatal Attraction Of Indecent Proportions?”
“"C'mon... I'm Gonna Wipe The Floor With Your Skinny White Ass!"”
“You'll Find I'm Not Your Typical Temp.”
“You Said That You Would Never Jeopardize Your Job. That's Why I Quit; So We Can Be Together.”
It's doubtful that Obsessed will stick in the popular imagination for more than two weeks, because the movie is borderline ludicrous, and it jams its characters into rigid slots.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Obsessed, a clanking, low-rent imitation of Fatal Attraction, lacks both the original film's imagination and moral ambiguity.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
Idris Elba, so good in The Wire, looks a long way from Baltimore in this overcooked Fatal Attraction-style yarn about a cocksure executive laid low by the office temp.
Xan Brooks - Guardian [UK]
Great-looking actors, glossy locations and a knock-down, drag-out girlfight still don't make Obsessed anything more than a predictable and tawdry Fatal Attraction-style guilty pleasure.
Claudia Puig - USA Today
As far as the crazy-stalker-chick genre goes, Obsessed isn't horrible. It's just intensely simple-minded.
Dan Zak - Washington Post
Obsessed dutifully revises the 'blank from hell' genre which gave the world ridiculous, misogynist thrillers in the mid-1980s and early 1990s.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
More like Delayed Frustration than Fatal Attraction.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
This biracial entry in the psycho-bitch stalker sweepstakes is inept and stupid but not without its base pleasures.
Cliff Doerksen - Chicago Reader
One doesn't expect a movie of this type to be plausible, but this one stretches the plausibility factor past the snapping point to the unintentional-laughter point.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
Spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession.
John Anderson - Variety
Whoever thought remaking Fatal Attraction as a PG-13 thriller was a good idea earns much of the blame for this laughably arch dud.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
If the producers had done their work properly on Obsessed, I would not now be wishing I could reclaim the two hours I wasted on this tepid, sexless, thrill-free melodrama.
Greg Quill - Toronto Star
Obsessed is a safe, dull morality play. The most that can be said on its behalf is that, unlike Fatal Attraction, no bunnies were boiled in the picture.
Stephen Cole - Globe and Mail
Obsessed takes far too long to get cooking, and it works so hard at not being exploitation that it loses sight of its reasons for existing in the first place.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Until Beyonce and Ali Larter duke it out at the climax, this is one dull film.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
I'd call this stenchcloud 'Fatal Attraction meets The Temp,' but that would insult those movies.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Obsessed, is short on dimension and subtlety, but it turns into a mess believable enough to keep us invested.
Gary Goldstein - Los Angeles Times
Fans of the Final Destination flicks should enjoy seeing how Larter's horror roots are revisited in the over-the-top climax of this trashy exercise in glossy B-movie-making.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
David Fear - Time Out
"I knew it would come to this," hisses Sharon when finding Lisa lurking around her beautiful Brentwood home--at which point I exclaimed, "Me too!"--and then the fun (and, for many, the entire purpose of the film) starts.
Leo Goldsmith - Reverse Shot
Seldom does a movie thriller misfire so severely as this one.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Obsessed left me completely uninterested
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Another movie that demonstrates it's bad feng shui to place a glass coffee table beneath a chandelier beneath an attic that can't even support the weight of a blond wearing little more than the whipped-cream bikini she sported in 'Varsity Blues.'
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
They did this movie a few years ago. It was called "The Temp". So many holes in the plot, I stopped counting. An unintentional laugh riot!
Paul Chambers - CNNRadio
Slow, one-note and climactically risible.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
Not even the lovely Beyonce Knowles can save this cliched thriller.
Mickey McMonagle - Sunday Mail [UK]
Vanity bunkum of the first order wait until TV for this one.
Rob Daniel - Sky Movies
Beyonce's latest movie contains more laughs than the entire output of Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell and Eddie Murphy. Just one problem - Obsessed is meant to be a thriller.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
A dim reworking of Fatal Attraction, directed with anonymous efficiency.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
Obsessed is both a front runner for the worst movie of the year and a must-see stinker.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
Obsessed is silly enough to duck accusations of reverse racism, but too glossy to be in any way sexy: nobody sweats, and the stars have clauses in place to ensure they reveal no more than they have to.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Lurching woozily between daytimesoap psychodrama and a brainless, claws-out, pseudo-feminist slasher flick, Obsessed is one boiled rabbit away from bad-film nirvana.
Ken McIntyre - Total Film
Horrid, hackneyed and half-witted.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
The best ladies' final to be seen this side of the French Open.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
It's execrable; a fist-chewing embarrassment that has no right to a theatrical release.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
If Obsessed were a perfume, it would ming like happy hour at a squids' brothel. This atrocious, and atrociously derivative affair is not only an early contender for worst film of 2009.
Ali Catterall - Film4
It could be the least erotic thriller ever made, unless die-you-bitch catfights through broken attic floorboards constitute some sort of kinky subgenre.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
Everyone involved should feel cheap and used.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
This is a guilty pleasure from start to finish and there is absolutely nothing new here but Obsessed is brilliant fun.
Simon Thompson - Heart 106.2
Bunny boilers ahoy. This lame and laughable stalker-thriller makes Fatal Attraction look thoughtful.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
Obsessed is a particularly silly example of the [bunny boiler] genre with little rhyme or reason to the story and direction that is singularly lacking in subtlety.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Enjoyably rubbish thriller enlivened by strong performances and a decent climax that just about compensates for the film's failures in pacing and plotting.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
So hammy and overwrought that it's actually hysterically entertaining.
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
a stylishly empty stab at the genre that makes no bones about its obviousness even as it introduces a deliberately racialized twist
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
A silly, contrived film.
Ben Lyons - At the Movies
Elba and Larter are actually pretty good. Beyonce, through, strikes one note throughout.
Ben Mankiewicz - At the Movies
Director Steven Shill and the doltish dialogue don't do much to diminish the film's overt homophobia and misogyny.
Tom Meek - Boston Phoenix
Are people not aware of the Lifetime Movie Network, which shows films like this 24 hours a day for free?
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
...performances are convincing for as long as the script will allow.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review