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Fatal Attraction Reviews

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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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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 11, 2008
[The film brings] horror home to a place where the grownup moviegoer actually lives.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Years hence, it will be possible to pinpoint the exact moment that produced Fatal Attraction, Adrian Lyne's new romantic thriller, and the precise circumstances that made it a hit.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Close should take pride in her performance. She should also expect a depressing avalanche of scripts requiring a she-wacko.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Fatal Attraction has an inescapable pull to it; it's suffocatingly exciting.
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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