Addicted
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: October 10, 2014
DVD 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.

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
Variety

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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Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

While the leads are certainly attractive enough to bring the book to life, the film fails to live up to the melodrama and seductiveness that made the book popular.

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