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Secret Obsession

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Routine "woman in jeopardy" thriller has suspense, violence.

Movie NR 2019 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+
age 12+

It was slow.

This movie is definitely appropriate for kids 12+. I watched this with my 12 yr old son. Long story short he got bored and said it wasn't thrilling enough for him. The film was extremely predictable and a little boring.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (18 ):

With more concern for logic and tight plotting, this well-performed and photographed thriller might have worked; but gaps in both, along with a hackneyed villain, weaken the story and its impact. Unanswered questions, and there are many, can't be glossed over so easily, even when the action is fierce and the victim is terrified. Characters and story points appear and disappear without explanation. Decades ago, "woman-in-jeopardy" movies like this one (without as much graphic violence) were mainstays of cable and network television programming. Some of them were very good and well-received. Netflix seems to be trying to pick up the slack, as they are with romcoms for young viewers. That may be a good thing, but Secret Obsession is a substandard entry in their expanding catalogue.

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