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Obsessed (2009)


Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 90
Fresh: 17
Rotten: 73

Critics Consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable.

Average Rating: 2.9/10
Reviews Counted: 22
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 21

Critics Consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable.


Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 258,129


Movie Info

Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Beth. But, when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, everything he's worked so hard for is placed in jeopardy.

PG-13 (for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content)
Mystery & Suspense , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
William Packer , David Loughery
In Theaters:
Aug 4, 2009
Box Office:
Sony/Screen Gems - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Obsessed

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (73) | DVD (10)

A silly, contrived film.

Full Review… | May 4, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Elba and Larter are actually pretty good. Beyonce, through, strikes one note throughout.

Full Review… | May 4, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Don't think that exploiting female paranoia and the promise of Knowles throwing punches is enough to make up for your unabashed B-movie hitting the skids at the halfway point.

Full Review… | April 30, 2009
Time Out New York
Top Critic

As far as the crazy-stalker-chick genre goes, Obsessed isn't horrible. It's just intensely simple-minded.

Full Review… | April 27, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

Spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession.

Full Review… | April 27, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 27, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

Elba grimaces, Larter is seductive, and Beyonce says, 'You better do something about this woman, or I will.' That better be enough because that's all this one's got to offer.

Full Review… | August 14, 2010

"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.

Full Review… | August 8, 2009
Reverse Shot

Seldom does a movie thriller misfire so severely as this one.

Full Review… | August 6, 2009
Movie Metropolis

Obsessed left me completely uninterested

Full Review… | August 5, 2009
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.'

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
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!

Full Review… | July 29, 2009

Slow, one-note and climactically risible.

Full Review… | June 2, 2009
Observer [UK]

Not even the lovely Beyoncé Knowles can save this clichéd thriller.

Full Review… | June 2, 2009
Sunday Mail [UK]

A dim reworking of Fatal Attraction, directed with anonymous efficiency.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
This is London

A watchable but instantly forgettable Fatal Attraction rip-off.

May 29, 2009
Daily Record [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.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009

It's execrable; a fist-chewing embarrassment that has no right to a theatrical release.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Times [UK]

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.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009

Everyone involved should feel cheap and used.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Digital Spy

Vanity bunkum of the first order wait until TV for this one.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Sky Movies

Lurching woozily between daytimesoap psychodrama and a brainless, claws-out, pseudo-feminist slasher flick, Obsessed is one boiled rabbit away from bad-film nirvana.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Total Film

It could be the least erotic thriller ever made, unless die-you-bitch catfights through broken attic floorboards constitute some sort of kinky subgenre.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Daily Telegraph

This is a guilty pleasure from start to finish and there is absolutely nothing new here but Obsessed is brilliant fun.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Heart 106.2

Horrid, hackneyed and half-witted.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Daily Mail [UK]

Audience Reviews for Obsessed

Who wouldlike this crap, its so boring and stupid, i being generous with 2 stars, a bad movie.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

OBSESSED falls flat with Beyoncé as a LEAD actress. This proves that singers canNOT be actors/actresses.

Alexander Diminiano

Super Reviewer

The ending was predictable, as they always are in these types of films. Although, must admit that it kept me on the edge of my seat towards the end and Ali Larter played a fantastic physcopath, loved her perfomance and Beyonce wasn't as bad of an actress as I thought she would be.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Cast: Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ron Roggé, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Ruccolo, Dana Cuomo, Candice Cunningham

Director: Steve Shill

Summary: Derek Charles (Idris Elba) seems to have it all -- including the perfect job and the perfect wife (Beyoncé Knowles). But his charmed life takes on an ugly tarnish when sexy office worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter) sets out to seduce and destroy him. Now, it's much more than a dangerous liaison; it's a full-blown occupational hazard.

My Thoughts: "Simply, it was bad. Bad everything. Directing, plot, acting, and even the fight scene was bad. Beyonce really needs to work on her facial expressions. During the fight scene her face made it hard for me not to laugh. She looked a bit constipated. The story is predictable and a little boring. Even the scary suspense music was awful. The film was just trying too hard to be something more then what it was."


Super Reviewer

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