Obsession Reviews

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December 13, 2017
Whatever shred of credibility the movie retains is dispersed by the final, dead serious directorial hocus‐pocus.
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.
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.
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.
January 18, 2019
Brian De Palma's showy Vertigo tribute gets a significant A/V upgrade, highlighting the dreamy haze of Vilmos Zsigmond's cinematography and Bernard Herrmann's score better than any home-video release of the film to date.
October 12, 2015
A slow-motion valse, a thesis on aestheticism, a raid on the fabrication of illusions
July 13, 2011
September 3, 2006
Another of De Palma's fearlessly experimental whims.
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