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.
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.
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.