Repulsion Reviews

January 4, 2013
Deneuve, as the woman whose fear of sexual contact is at the base of her neurosis, has seldom been less like her icy self.
January 3, 2013
A film that expertly shows without ever telling, even while the symbolism is a mite heavy handed.
January 3, 2013
There can't be many other films which so plausibly show an entire, warped world created from a single point of view.
July 23, 2009
Roman Polanski's first English-language film is still a creepy little horror masterpiece.
Top Critic
October 19, 2008
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.
September 21, 2007
Roman Polanski's first film in English is still his scariest and most disturbing.
September 21, 2007
Deneuve, without much dialog, handles a very difficult chore with insight and tact.
July 1, 2006
A potent cocktail of sexual repression, madness and violence, this chiller is one of Roman Polanski's best.
April 11, 2006
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.
February 9, 2006
Still perhaps Polanski's most perfectly realised film, a stunning portrait of the disintegration, mental and emotional, of a shy young Belgian girl (Deneuve) living in London.
August 27, 2003
Undoubtedly one of Polanski's best films.
May 20, 2003
Prepare yourself to be demolished when you go to see it -- and go you must, because it's one of those films everybody will soon be buzzing about.
January 1, 2000
Repulsion is a frightening, fiercely entertaining experience that holds up to time.