Ossessione Reviews

August 27, 2018
A landmark film in both Neo-Realist and giallo traditions, the legacy of Ossessione lives and breathes in every frame.
April 10, 2018
The raw warm poetry of Ossessione has nothing to do with neo-realism; the film is unencumbered by ideology and political commitment.
December 12, 2017
Ossessione is the fully achieved work of a matured artist, and in the last analysis it heralds nothing but the oracular career of one of the very greatest of the elect in that still small clutch of film masters.
April 7, 2014
The hardboiled appetites of The Postman Always Rings Twice brushing against European anguish
February 13, 2009
In something beyond drama and melodrama, diluted American mythos makes for Euro cine refined.
January 19, 2007
October 22, 2006
July 5, 2005
September 27, 2004
Immerses the story in the reality of life in an Italian village, using simplicity and poverty as driving forces.
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.
June 19, 2003
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.
December 12, 2002
The film holds up well today, both as a murder story and as a slice-of-life.
December 10, 2002
Luchino Visconti's first solo effort and the first great Italian neorealist film.