Obsessed Reviews

  • 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

  • (Obsessed movie review at Time Out)

    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

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