Obsessed 2009

Critics score:
19 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine: Shades of gray? Moral ambiguity? Who needs 'em. Obsessed traffics in catharsis--we aren't here to learn about the human condition, we just want to watch Beyonce tromp a tramp. Read more

Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies: Elba and Larter are actually pretty good. Beyonce, through, strikes one note throughout. Read more

Dan Zak, Washington Post: As far as the crazy-stalker-chick genre goes, Obsessed isn't horrible. It's just intensely simple-minded. Read more

Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader: This biracial entry in the psycho-bitch stalker sweepstakes is inept and stupid but not without its base pleasures. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Obsessed makes an inadvertent argument for the monastery. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: Obsessed dutifully revises the 'blank from hell' genre which gave the world ridiculous, misogynist thrillers in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Read more

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: Obsessed, is short on dimension and subtlety, but it turns into a mess believable enough to keep us invested. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: It's doubtful that Obsessed will stick in the popular imagination for more than two weeks, because the movie is borderline ludicrous, and it jams its characters into rigid slots. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: More like Delayed Frustration than Fatal Attraction. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: Whoever thought remaking Fatal Attraction as a PG-13 thriller was a good idea earns much of the blame for this laughably arch dud. Read more

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: One doesn't expect a movie of this type to be plausible, but this one stretches the plausibility factor past the snapping point to the unintentional-laughter point. Read more

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: I'd call this stenchcloud 'Fatal Attraction meets The Temp,' but that would insult those movies. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com: Obsessed takes far too long to get cooking, and it works so hard at not being exploitation that it loses sight of its reasons for existing in the first place. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Obsessed is a safe, dull morality play. The most that can be said on its behalf is that, unlike Fatal Attraction, no bunnies were boiled in the picture. Read more

Greg Quill, Toronto Star: 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. Read more

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Claudia Puig, USA Today: Great-looking actors, glossy locations and a knock-down, drag-out girlfight still don't make Obsessed anything more than a predictable and tawdry Fatal Attraction-style guilty pleasure. Read more

John Anderson, Variety: Spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession. Read more