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Possum Reviews

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October 28, 2018
In the end, there's little payoff for all the repetitive series of evocative visions and mute stares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2018
Despite all it has going for it, the movie's undercooked plot and dialogue keep it from breaking out of its trauma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 29, 2018
It's definitely creepy, and often very yucky, but it's far too pretentious to be scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2018
If David Lynch's Eraserhead were transported to bleakest Norfolk, you might end up with something as uncomfortable to watch as Possum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2019
Possum manages to not only push boundaries with its nightmarish imagery, but also find the right narrative journey to justify those scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2018
Inspired by his Holness' research into the uncanny, it's a bleak and desolate horror which contains flashes of Cronenberg and traces of macabre early silent films.
November 21, 2018
Once again, I'll state how surprising this film is when you consider who made it, but I think that fact makes it all the more excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 4, 2018
Possum excels in ways some horror doesn't. It strikes the nerve between horror and emotion, between wanting to cry and wanting to scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
October 26, 2018
The film is scary and intriguing in equal measure, with subtle elements of homage to 1970s horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2019
The monster here is all too real, and Possumexpertly works through it, leaving behind a ghostly memory of a tragic story beautifully told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2019
Possum is not particularly scary, but its portrait of a ruined life and horror of psychological trauma will haunt viewers well after the cut to black.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2018
Propelled by a limitless feeling of dread, Holness' film blurs the lines between nightmare and reality to conjure what is a deeply unsettling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2018
It slowly builds tension to a disturbing denouement.
October 22, 2018
While Possum's resolution is a little disappointing -- rendering text a plot development that could easily have been left ambiguous -- it does little to dampen or dismantle the dread that's come before it.
November 1, 2018
Possum is an impressively chilling debut from Holness and credit must go to the director for taking a risk on a darker affair.
April 28, 2019
Holness conjures a disturbing view of what child abuse does to an adult later in life, mixing British kitchen sink realism with surreal dark fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2018
Harris' work as Philip is nothing short of incredible. All of his body language with the bag that contains "possum" is hypnotizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2018
Flawed but skin-crawling feature from Matthew Holness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2018
With Possum, Holness has constructed a dark and twisted contemporary fairytale, designed to confront the impact of neglect and abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2019
An ambitiously unpleasant and gorgeously stark film shot on 35mm.
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