Ossessione Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
April 7, 2014

The hardboiled appetites of The Postman Always Rings Twice brushing against European anguish

Matthew Sorrento
February 13, 2009

In something beyond drama and melodrama, diluted American mythos makes for Euro cine refined.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2006

| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 27, 2004

Immerses the story in the reality of life in an Italian village, using simplicity and poverty as driving forces.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 30, 2003

The first feature film directed by Luchino Visconti is a beaut and holds up well today as a slice-of-life drama.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
January 19, 2007

| Original Score: 4/5
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
December 10, 2002

Luchino Visconti's first solo effort and the first great Italian neorealist film.

Noel Murray
AV Club
Top Critic
December 12, 2002

The film holds up well today, both as a murder story and as a slice-of-life.

Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Ossessione, which also began the late Mr. Visconti's remarkable film career, may be slow-going to the uninitiated, but its historical importance is not to be denied.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5

May 24, 2003

Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

Top Critic
October 18, 2008

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