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Obsession (1976)

Obsession (1976)

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Brian DePalma's spin on Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo casts Cliff Robertson as widower Michael Courtland, who meets an enigmatic young woman (Genevieve Bujold) who is an exact double of the wife he lost 16 years ago.

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Cast

Cliff Robertson
as Michael Courtland
Geneviève Bujold
as Elizabeth Courtland, Sandra Portinari
John Lithgow
as Robert La Salle
Wanda Blackman
as Amy Courtland
J. Patrick McNamara
as 3rd Kidnaper
Pat McNamara
as 3rd Kidnapper
Stanley J. Reyes
as Inspector Brie
Don Hood
as Ferguson
Andrea Esterhazy
as D'Annunzio
Andre Eszterhazy
as D'Annunzio
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Critic Reviews for Obsession

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Whatever shred of credibility the movie retains is dispersed by the final, dead serious directorial hocus‐pocus.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

April 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

A slow-motion valse, a thesis on aestheticism, a raid on the fabrication of illusions

October 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Another of De Palma's fearlessly experimental whims.

September 3, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In spite of Vilmos Zsigmond's overrrated, overly diffuse photography, this is a surprisingly poignant mystery about love, loss and, well, obsession.

January 24, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

Solid DePalma, which means it is very mediocre Hitchcock.

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Obsession

Good suspense movie - I have to admit I had guessed the twist half way through, but it still threw up enough doubt to have me not quite sure! Really well filmed and mostly the acting was good. A little over the top at times, but I could forgive it in this type of movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Beautifully shot, but it feels like Vertigo lite...but creepier.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Solid Vertigo inspired thriller with good performances and beautiful locations.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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