Possessor: Uncut Reviews

November 29, 2020
[T]he only way you would get me to sit through this again would be if someone took possession of my body and made me do it.
October 9, 2020
The tragedy of Possessor is that Colin never fully becomes Taz. He knows what he's doing, but he doesn't know how to stop it. She doesn't either. But Brandon Cronenberg does.
October 9, 2020
Despite some haunting imagery and a handful of visceral thrills, plus a clever twist that shifts perspective in the final act, it remains an elaborate exercise in style over substance.
October 7, 2020
My only surprise at Possessor was that I managed to sit through all of it.
October 2, 2020
Ultimately, Possessor feels more like a rough draft than a finished product. I hope Cronenberg gets a chance to revisit some of these themes, and quickly. He comes by his passion naturally. It's in his blood.
October 2, 2020
Possessor is rarely is intriguing or compelling as its admittedly promising setup might've indicated...
October 2, 2020
Few of the characters have any recognizable impulses, except for greed, lust, and rage, so the brutality is only in service of itself.
October 1, 2020
It struggles to manage many fragmented ideas and opposing impulses. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 30, 2020
Possessor is a rather empty film to sit through. Something this well made shouldn't leave this little of an impression.
January 26, 2020
So well crafted that it's likely to make a lot of other Sundance films feel relatively amateurish. But as both writer and director, Cronenberg focuses so intently on the surface that he neglects to include enough substance.
January 26, 2020
These tricks might have an effect if they hadn't been done so many times before.