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Obsessed (2009)



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

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


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

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



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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.


Mystery & Suspense, Drama

David Loughery, William Packer

Aug 4, 2009


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

A silly, contrived film.

May 4, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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Elba and Larter are actually pretty good. Beyonce, through, strikes one note throughout.

May 4, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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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.

April 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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As far as the crazy-stalker-chick genre goes, Obsessed isn't horrible. It's just intensely simple-minded.

April 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession.

April 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

April 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Comments (2)
Toronto Star
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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.

February 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

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.

August 14, 2010 Full Review Source:

"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.

August 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Reverse Shot
Reverse Shot

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

August 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Obsessed left me completely uninterested

August 5, 2009 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
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.'

July 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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!

July 29, 2009 Full Review Source: CNNRadio

Slow, one-note and climactically risible.

June 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

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

June 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Mail [UK]
Sunday Mail [UK]

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

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
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.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

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

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
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.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian

Everyone involved should feel cheap and used.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Comments (2)
Digital Spy

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

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
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.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
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.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

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

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Heart 106.2
Heart 106.2

Horrid, hackneyed and half-witted.

May 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

Audience Reviews for Obsessed

OBSESSED falls flat with Beyoncé as a LEAD actress. This proves that singers canNOT be actors/actresses.
August 8, 2011

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.
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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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."
June 18, 2011

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