Addicted (2014)

Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, ADDICTED is a sexy and provocative thriller about desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Woodruff's direction is smooth enough on a technical level, but the film's storytelling has little dimension, even for a melodrama.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The film unfortunately depicts black female sexuality, a topic rarely portrayed onscreen, with all the depth and subtlety of a late night Cinemax offering.

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Dominick Mayer
Consequence of Sound

Addicted is the kind of film for which the Alan Smithee pseudonym was invented.

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times

The actors are uniformly handsome and mostly serviceable, though the same can't be said about the filmmaking or the writing.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Addicted" doesn't know whether it wants to be a modern-day bodice-ripper, a morality-tinged cautionary tale or a serious snapshot of sexual compulsion. Whatever the case, it fails on all fronts.

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Brent Simon
Screen International

Part soapy melodrama, part steamy thriller of infidelity gone sideways, this film is wholly unconvincing as a study of sexual compulsion.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Watching "Addicted" is like eating Cheese Whiz straight from the jar. There's no nutritional value. It's kind of embarrassing. But it does satisfy a base craving for cheap, immediate sensation.

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Geoff Berkshire

Billed as an erotic thriller but playing more like an R-rated daytime soap, "Addicted" marks a rare but dramatically neutered opportunity to explore a black woman's sexuality onscreen.

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Sheila O'Malley

The film lingers so lovingly over Zoe's many sexual exploits that one almost feels disappointed when it becomes clear that the film is about to turn into a lecture. Erotica is best when it doesn't take itself too seriously.

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