Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

In this classic '80s pyschological thriller, Michael Douglas' one night stand with Glenn Close comes back to haunt him. When she is unwilling to drop the affair, she begins to stalk him and his family. A bunny is involved.

1987Rating: M119 minsUSA
Thriller
Director:
Adrian Lyne ( 9½ Weeks', 'Flashdance', 'Indecent Proposal')
Writer:
James Dearden
Cast:
Michael DouglasGlenn CloseAnne ArcherEllen Hamilton Latzen
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

5.0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Sure, Alex may be little more than a bunny-boiling stalker but Fatal Attraction is still notable for Close's resilient, complex performance.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Tense and terrifying.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Brings horror home to a place where the grownup moviegoer actually lives.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

5.0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Sure, Alex may be little more than a bunny-boiling stalker but Fatal Attraction is still notable for Close's resilient, complex performance.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Tense and terrifying.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Brings horror home to a place where the grownup moviegoer actually lives.

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