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Obsessed

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

April 24, 2009

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Steve Shill

Starring :

Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, Scout Taylor-Compton, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Christine Lahti, Ron Rogge, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Ruccolo

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
Review rate : C

“..Obsessed has little plausibility, but at moments it's an entertaining bad movie..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 5

“..it's not Fatal Attraction: it's worse..”
by Jay Stone [Canada.com]
2 of 4

“..has a low-voltage, cable-TV-movie feel..”
by Chris Hewitt [St. Paul Pioneer Press]
Review rate : B

“..an ordinary, cheap seduction thriller if it weren't for its extraordinary mix of stars..”
by Natasha Vargas-Cooper [E! Online]
“..a clanking, low-rent imitation of "Fatal Attraction" that lacks the imagination to come up with such a novelty..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
Review rate : D-

“.."Obsessed" is minor league ball compared to the other wonderfully lurid highlights of the subgenre..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Tracie Cooper [TV Guide]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

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