Fatal Attraction

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 102
  2. Negative: 1 out of 102

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  1. May 12, 2014
    10
    Amazing! A superb movie. Great acting, especially from the amazing Glenn Close. I'm surprised she didn't win the oscar that she was nominated for. She totally deserved the nomination.
  2. Feb 17, 2014
    10
    Superbly acted, well directed thriller that had me jumping out of my seat or hiding my eyes. Close and Douglas and Archer are riveting as the lead characters. The film brims with atmosphere and menace. The climax is terrifying and realistic. My favorite film of all time, to be sure. With a lesson for those who cheat: you never know who you might hook up with who has a knife problem.
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    Regardless of how fearsome or eccentric Glenn Close and her character are, I find her fascinating. She's riveting. She allows for moments when you actually do feel for her, no matter how manipulative she has been. That's acting.
  4. Jun 7, 2014
    7
    Very brilliant thriller from Adrien Lyne, superb acting. This has got to be in my list of the best psychological thrillers. Michael Douglas and Anne Archer are great as the couple who are haunted by a wacko who is obsessed of Douglas' character. Glenn Close is just so brilliant as Alex Forrest she totally stole the show
  5. Jul 14, 2014
    10
    Fatal Attraction is a superb thriller with Douglss and Close. The movie is realistic and terrifiying because
    of the intense suspense throughout the movie. This is one of the best thrillers from the 80's.
  6. Aug 22, 2015
    7
    A classic thriller with very memorable scenes, Fatal Attraction features great performances by Close and Douglas, a chilling score by Jarre, and very off-kilter direction by Lyne (in a good way).
  7. Feb 20, 2016
    8
    A delightfully creepy and unsettling erotic thriller from director Adrian Lyne, Fatal Attraction features a great performance from Michael Douglas, as well as a top-notch and creepy turn from Glenn Close. Lyne does a great job creating a creepy and unsettling atmopshere that really delivers in the end with a fantastic climax, but what deserves further attention is the build-up. BothA delightfully creepy and unsettling erotic thriller from director Adrian Lyne, Fatal Attraction features a great performance from Michael Douglas, as well as a top-notch and creepy turn from Glenn Close. Lyne does a great job creating a creepy and unsettling atmopshere that really delivers in the end with a fantastic climax, but what deserves further attention is the build-up. Both well-written and well-directed, the build up to the pay-off really leaves you hanging on for more as you watch the story unfold. The characters are brilliantly crafted for max potential and what makes the film so effective in unsettling you is their authenticity. They feel like real people and this ultimately leads to the scares the film produces being that much more effective. Overall, it is not hard to see why audiences and critics alike took to Fatal Attraction, as it is a wonderfully crafted thriller that both truly gives you the chills. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 63
    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."
  2. Mr. Lyne takes a brilliantly manipulative approach to what might have been a humdrum subject and shapes a soap opera of exceptional power.
  3. 80
    Fatal Attraction rings the changes on your atavistic emotions. Walking out of the theater, you might have a sudden desire to club a woolly mammoth and hide your family in a dark cave -- away from people like Glenn Close.