Obsessed

Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    Don't expect a pot full of boiling bunnies, because nothing so creatively crazy ever happens in Obsessed, a "Fatal Attraction"-inspired predatory-female domestic thriller that spends much time spinning its wheels and making auds practically beg for an explanation to all the madness and obsession.
  2. Obsessed has little plausibility, but at moments it's an entertaining bad movie, and the performers are vivid.
  3. 50
    Isn't half as dramatic as what probably went down after she (Beyoncé Knowles) kicked LaTavia and LaToya out of Destiny's Child.
  4. The singer-actress' saucy, glamorously wry performance makes up for some of the film's inherent predictability.
  5. Every move is telegraphed well in advance thanks to desultory writing, routine direction and ample musical cues.
  6. 40
    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.
  7. The film may seem a bit undercooked until it gets to the staging of the ultimate battle, but Obsessed is swinging from the chandeliers by the end.
  8. Larter just doesn't have the same bite as the bunny-killing stalkers of years gone by.
  9. 25
    Doing his best to class up the joint, "The Wire's" Idris Elba stars as the perfect man.
  10. Unfortunately, the whole movie seems constructed just to get the singer/actress into a knock-down catfight, shoehorning one of show business's sexiest entertainers into a scorned-woman role. And even then, the pay-off feels cheap.
  11. The movie’s most disturbing aspect, of which the filmmakers could not have been unaware, is the physical resemblance between Mr. Elba and Ms. Larter to O. J. and Nicole Brown Simpson. It lends Obsessed a distasteful taint of exploitation.
  12. 0
    Memo to Beyoncé Knowles: You were so good as Etta James in "Cadillac Records," so why'd you go spoil everything with a rank cheeseball thriller that buries you in clichés and won't even help you dig yourself out?
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 16 out of 42
  1. Jon
    Jun 25, 2010
    0
    Chad S, your review is the greatest example of jackin off in front of a mirror I've ever seen. Well done sir Oh yeah, this this film was Chad S, your review is the greatest example of jackin off in front of a mirror I've ever seen. Well done sir Oh yeah, this this film was an abomination. Full Review »
  2. WlaterS
    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    I found this Movie to Be Very Entertaining!!! Though the Trailer did basically give the movie away!! my only problem was Beyonce's I found this Movie to Be Very Entertaining!!! Though the Trailer did basically give the movie away!! my only problem was Beyonce's acting it seemed better in other movies that she made besides that awesome.. Love Ali Larter she is a spectacular Actress and Does an Obsessed very Good!! Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2015
    5
    The movie is filled with cliches all over the place and yet still can be entertaining at times because of the somewhat intense scene setups.The movie is filled with cliches all over the place and yet still can be entertaining at times because of the somewhat intense scene setups. Beyonce is embarrassing Full Review »