Possessor: Uncut Reviews

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December 3, 2020
Cronenberg isn't just looking to provoke with blood and guts -- like all good dystopian fiction, Possessor offers disturbing and timely observations about the world we already live in.
December 1, 2020
An entertaining techno thriller... led by actors whose mere presence does the leg work whenever Cronenberg's script falters.
November 30, 2020
Possessor feels both fresh and tense and full of surprising twists and turns. It successfully explores our experiences with modern anxieties and how we deal with them.
November 30, 2020
A tale of cyber-surveillance and physical transference that taps into timely fears while also addressing age-old issues of identity, alienation and being an impostor in your own life.
November 29, 2020
It's a tough watch, but also brilliantly unsettling in its depiction of Vos's breakdown and the questions it asks about the malleability of human identity.
November 26, 2020
we are invited not just to locate our own vicarious thrills in all [protagonist Tasya's] deeply transgressive acts, but also to ask what, in adopting and exploiting these identities, Tasya, and we with her, might be losing.
November 26, 2020
Possessor is, above all, an ultra-violent sci-fi-horror freak-out that will probably have you hiding your face in your hands. (That's what I did.)
November 26, 2020
Steeped in big ideas and gallons of artificial haemoglobin, Possessor is a messy cinematic journey that leaves some of the dot-connecting to you.
November 23, 2020
A beautiful nightmare that it's hard to wake up from.
November 18, 2020
The overall effect is stark. Beneath the film's body-snatching concept and cool, neon glow is a savagely nihilistic vision of human exploitation.
November 9, 2020
It's something to see even when you're watching through your fingers, but the film's big, beguiling ideas never get satisfyingly developed, and the ending is a shocker that doesn't resonate very far past the end credits.
November 9, 2020
It's a disturbing head trip that is as savage as it is thought-provoking. It's also expertly made.
October 10, 2020
Excellent in this movie is Jennifer Jason Leigh as the organizational spymaster -- She's so creepy!
October 7, 2020
Possessor is Cronenberg's show, and he orchestrates it with demented and dynamic flair. The director's aesthetics exude volatile, venomous energy.
Top Critic
October 3, 2020
The role's a perfect fit for Riseborough, a consummate character actor who slides so skillfully into a part that you'd swear you're seeing someone brand new each time she appears on screen.
October 3, 2020
Cronenberg has a lot of high-minded ideas, but he grounds them in human behavior and has found the right humans to tell his story.
October 2, 2020
If Possessor ultimately feels more like a testament to its director's excellent taste in influences than a film that entirely gels in itself, it's still a thoroughly troubling watch.
October 2, 2020
If this is just a taste of what Brandon Cronenberg has in store for cinema, then long live the new flesh.
October 2, 2020
Think of it as "Parasite," the literal version.
October 2, 2020
The provocative ideas are not given a chance to really take on a life of their own. Still, there's much here that is imaginative and fresh.
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