Fatal Attraction

1987, Drama/Mystery & thriller, 1h 59m

54 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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A potboiler in the finest sense, Fatal Attraction is a sultry, juicy thriller that's hard to look away from once it gets going. Read critic reviews

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For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.

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Audience Reviews for Fatal Attraction

  • Nov 19, 2016
    Honestly this is just a mediocre film at best. I can't understand why this is supposed to be so critically acclaimed.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2016
    A bit slow to begin with, Fatal Attraction borrowed elements from Psycho but unleashed the thriller elements. It may seem a bit corny now, but it was one of the finest when it was released.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2014
    Even almost thirty years later, Fatal Attraction retains its volatile bite. Its slow pace may turn some away, but its thrills are well-preserved.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2013
    For the life of me, I can't understand what the appeal of Glenn Close was for Michael Douglas' character but he nonetheless did the deed and we have some wonderful creepy moments that people still talk about to this day. Well delivered.
    John B Super Reviewer

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