Obsession Reviews

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June 29, 2020
Obsession is a laughably bad film. So bad, in fact, that it becomes almost interesting to speculate on why all the critical enthusiasm.
May 26, 2020
Striking performances by Cliff Robertson and Genevieve Bujold (in a two-character portrayal) help to make the Hitch-cock-like direction (especially Vertigo) both effective and rewarding.
January 1, 2020
De Palma's direction has its splashy slickness, but the people serve as mere props for the effects.
October 29, 2019
Not only is it sick, but flawed with contrivances, imitation Hitchcock gimmicks, and unanswered questions.
October 29, 2019
The result is a positive, life-affirming work made by people who know how to exorcise their personal obsessions with beauty and craft.
January 24, 2019
This was a... friendly reminder to never underestimate the power of Brian De Palma. His collaboration with Paul Schrader here fit like a glove, and together they crafted a breakneck thriller
January 22, 2019
Obsession endures because De Palma fanatics can see the origins of the director's obsessions make their way on to the screen.
January 21, 2019
The fun in Obsession comes not from its plot but from its sweeping passions.
December 13, 2017
Whatever shred of credibility the movie retains is dispersed by the final, dead serious directorial hocus‐pocus.
October 12, 2015
A slow-motion valse, a thesis on aestheticism, a raid on the fabrication of illusions
April 24, 2015
Subtlety is a not a term that can often be applied to DePalma's work, but it's this uncharacteristic restraint that helps make "Obsession" his masterpiece.
September 3, 2006
Another of De Palma's fearlessly experimental whims.
March 18, 2006
January 24, 2006
In spite of Vilmos Zsigmond's overrrated, overly diffuse photography, this is a surprisingly poignant mystery about love, loss and, well, obsession.
August 8, 2005
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October 23, 2004
Sometimes overwrought excess can be its own reward. If Obsession had been even a little more subtle, had made even a little more sense on some boring logical plane, it wouldn't have worked at all.
October 15, 2004
Solid DePalma, which means it is very mediocre Hitchcock.
September 2, 2003
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