Fatal Attraction Synopsis
A lawyer (Michael Douglas) with a wife (Anne Archer) sleeps with a twisted client (Glenn Close).
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90

Washington Post

By Hal Hinson
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...
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90

Variety

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The screws are tightened expertly in this suspenseful meller about a flipped-out femme who makes life hell for the married man who scorns...
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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Two absolutely riveting performances and a smart reversal of the usual male-female stalker scenario leave behind a nasty taste and an...
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75

TV Guide

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This story of an extramarital fling that turns into a nightmare begins as a well-crafted psychological thriller but degenerates into a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Fatal Attraction becomes as seductive as the seduction it depicts. In the always stylish, sometimes careless hands of director Adrian Lyne,...
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75

Chicago Tribune

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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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
One of the most effective thrillers in years, Attraction did an excellent job of mixing its suspense with trendy issues of sexual paranoia...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Fatal Attraction is a spellbinding psychological thriller that could have been a great movie if the filmmakers had not thrown character and...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
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...
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25

Boston Globe

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Adrian Lyne pulls out more manipulative nonsense than Machiavelli ever thought of. Lyne stops at nothing to provoke artificial sentimental...
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A little weird for a drama.

By moviespoiler795
My cousin and I just liked the porn scenes....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Adultery-obsession thriller isn't for kids (or bunnies).
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