Critic Consensus: Roman Polanski's first English film follows a schizophrenic woman's descent into madness, and makes the audience feel as claustrophobic as the character.
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Critic Reviews for Repulsion
Roman Polanski's first English-language film is still a creepy little horror masterpiece.
At second glance, or as often as a moviegoer can bear to peek through his knotted fingers, it is a Gothic horror story, a classic chiller of the Psycho school and approximately twice as persuasive.
Roman Polanski's first film in English is still his scariest and most disturbing.
Deneuve, without much dialog, handles a very difficult chore with insight and tact.
The ordeal we and Polanski craved for Deneuve turned out to be just a sport, and we were the ball -- just as we'd hoped.
Audience Reviews for Repulsion
Slow and dull, the film accomplishes its main goal: to disturb. But everything is so watered down, even the most frightening parts (that only come towards the end) are not as exciting as one would hope.
This was made in 1965 and is still pretty impressive. The directing style is fantastic! Catherine Denevue's schizophrenia mixed in with her deep sexual impulses makes this film original and a gem.