Obsession

1976

Obsession

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80%

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Reviews Counted: 20

59%
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59%
Average Rating: 3.3/5

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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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Critic Reviews for Obsession

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

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

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

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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Solid Vertigo inspired thriller with good performances and beautiful locations.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I think I like and enjoy Obsession a lot more than I do Vertigo. Sure, it doesn’t have anything on Hitchcock’s experience, but this was one of Brian De Palma’s early films. Hitchcock made his at the tail end of his career. In terms of plot, Obsession is incredibly more disturbing and twisted. I think the fact that it’s predictable about halfway in is like complete torture to the audience, a great move and sense of humor from De Palma. I just love the overall look of the film and how fun it is to watch. The performances are great and really add to the viewing experience. The music also makes that final touch of bizarre, a vital element to the structure of the film.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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