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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the most effective thrillers in years, Attraction did an excellent job of mixing its suspense with trendy issues of sexual paranoia and monogamy. [27 Dec 1987, p.19] show more

  • 60
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Lyne is able to make things look the way they're supposed to look because he trained in the television-commercial world. But he has a hard time getting beneath the gloss. [17 Sep 1987, p.1] show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Lyne indulges in baroque touches-he is fond of open-grate elevators and water, be it rain or from faucets-but mostly he tells the story in well- tailored vignettes that range from horrifying to humorous. [21 Sep 1987, p.5] show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fatal Attraction becomes as seductive as the seduction it depicts. In the always stylish, sometimes careless hands of director Adrian Lyne, the film lures us in with an artful blend of stately pacing and caressing close-ups and brooding silences. [23 Sep 1987 p.C7] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Fatal Attraction is a spellbinding psychological thriller that could have been a great movie if the filmmakers had not thrown character and plausibility to the winds in the last minutes to give us their version of a grown-up "Friday the 13th." show more

  • 25
    Boston Globe

    Adrian Lyne pulls out more manipulative nonsense than Machiavelli ever thought of. Lyne stops at nothing to provoke artificial sentimental feelings from the audience. Like the movie itself, the audience's reaction is only skin deep. [18 Sep 1987, p.58] show more

  • 80
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Two absolutely riveting performances and a smart reversal of the usual male-female stalker scenario leave behind a nasty taste and an unforgettable cinema experience. show more

  • 90

    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. show more

  • 90
    Hal Hinson Washington Post

    This is a spectacularly well-made thriller. It is an odd thing, really -- the movie is sexy and at the same time a warning about the costs of sex. show more

  • February 09, 2012 Sweetrose
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    In the strange madness of relationships,we find a thrilling ride ! Close and Douglas take the viewer on a fling of emotions. A married lawyer gets involved with a female attorney and they get \"hot and heavy\" for each other.The tables turn,when the female is obnoxious and won\'t stop harassment. Sciorra is amazing, as a wife who fights to save her family.Bravo to the cast ,for this love triangle !

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