Fatal Attraction - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fatal Attraction Reviews

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Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 12, 2013
Under the direction of Adrian Lyne, most of the picture's situations seem like randomly chosen place holders, flat events that just fill time until the final bizarre confrontation.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 30, 2013
Solid direction, ,thrilling set pieces, and an iconic performance from Glenn Close. It's a sleazy movie, but an extremely watchable one. The entertainment value for this one is very high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 22, 2011
A crowd-pleasing sensationalist jejune romantic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
August 31, 2010
Adultery-obsession thriller isn't for kids (or bunnies).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 11, 2010
a pure film for adults, and it manages to walk a tightrope between reprehensible behavior and business as usual
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 1, 2009
has the makings of a serious examination of adult relationships and interactions under duress, only to end as a seriocomic slasher film dictated by popular taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
June 22, 2009
An exceptionally well-written, well-acted and well-directed thriller that extends beyond the boundaries mainstream films typically set.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 8, 2009
...remains a reasonably efficient thriller, building tension slowly and releasing it, if too melodramatically, at least excitingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
April 29, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2008
Big, fat, juicy suspense.
| Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2008
Close attention reveals plenty of flaws but for sheer heart-in-the-mouth excitement it remains a triumph.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 11, 2008
[The film brings] horror home to a place where the grownup moviegoer actually lives.

TV Guide
February 11, 2008
This story of an extramarital fling that turns into a nightmare begins as a well-crafted psychological thriller but degenerates into a misogynistic thrill-fest in its closing moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
February 11, 2008
The screws are tightened expertly in this suspenseful meller about a flipped-out femme who makes life hell for the married man who scorns her.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
While billed as a romance and a thriller, the film strictly qualifies as neither, appealing to our prurience, guilt, hatred, and dread.
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2006
An extremely well-directed and acted (particularly by Glenn Close as the career woman) thriller that also functions as cautionary tale about sex in the swinging 1970s and parable of AIDS in the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A predictable dog's dinner of Pavlovian thriller clichés, this will appeal strongly to those who think women should be kept on a short lead.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 29, 2004
The movie's sexual politics are a little acrid, but its construction is so persuasive and the lead performances so inspired that the film is hard to resist.
| Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
April 28, 2004
This movie is pretty stupid, really. I only felt for the rabbit.
| Original Score: 1/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Relentless thriller that quickens one's pulse as it startles the mind.
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