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Fatal Attraction Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Because the good things in the movie -- including the performances -- are so very good, it's a shame that the film's potential for greatness was so blatantly compromised.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 22, 2011
A crowd-pleasing sensationalist jejune romantic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
It's nothing but a Friday the 13th flick for people who wouldn't be caught dead at one.
| Original Score: 1/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
April 28, 2004
This movie is pretty stupid, really. I only felt for the rabbit.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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
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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.
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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.
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Crackling and intense ... even with the cop-out ending.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002
Unforgettable, Chilling, Thrilling and Damn sexy!
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2008
Big, fat, juicy suspense.
| Original Score: 4/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
August 31, 2010
Adultery-obsession thriller isn't for kids (or bunnies).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Christopher Null
April 6, 2002
Irony like this doesn't make its way into many movies these days
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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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