Possessor

critic Reviews

, 93% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    Like an actual nightmare, it's the imagery you'll remember more than the narrative.
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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    Although it could stand to shave a few minutes off its runtime, Possessor benefits from a fascinating premise and exceptional cast.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    If his film struggles to articulate why the stability of being someone is too valuable to exchange for the freedom of being anyone, Cronenberg only gets better and better at illustrating the same point.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    This sleekly executed work is of its time, exhibiting the chilly aesthetic and psychotropic overlay seen in some of the best indie sci-fi/horror films of recent years.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap
    So well crafted that it's likely to make a lot of other Sundance films feel relatively amateurish. But as both writer and director, Cronenberg focuses so intently on the surface that he neglects to include enough substance.
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    A visual feast that establishes Brandon Cronenberg's identity as a filmmaker. Sure, his Y chromosome contains his father David Cronenberg's DNA, but the final product is a unique vision from an emerging new filmmaker who's best work is yet to come.
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    Caillou PettisBattle Royale With Cheese
    Possessor is an incredibly visceral and chilling horror-thriller with an eerie sense of dread looming throughout, further boosted by the excellent performances and haunting atmosphere.
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    Mel ValentinScreenAnarchy
    Confirms [Brandon] Cronenberg as one of the most provocative talents working in or out of the horror genre.
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    Wilson KwongFilm Inquiry
    There's a lot to digest here, and Possessor is the kind of film that will sit with you long after the credits start rolling. It's a deeply immersive roller coaster ride that came out of the mind of a Cronenberg, but one that only Brandon could've made.
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    Rosalie KicksMoviejawn
    Anxiety inducing imagery aside, I already want to watch this flick again.
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