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The Possession

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Supernatural

Release Date :

August 31, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Ole Bornedal

Starring :

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, Natasha Calis, Agam Darshi, Grant Show, Quinn Lord, Matisyahu, Rob LaBelle, John Cassini

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..wheezes and hurls like a defective factory issue from McSpooky, Inc., rather than Sam Raimi's supposedly creative Ghost House Pictures..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..the film is well-crafted, well-paced, well-shot, and well-acted. But it's, well, so very bland..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..it's the only fresh element in this tired sub-genre of demon-child horror movies..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..falls in line with the outfit's most instantly forgettable PG-13 fright fare..”
by Geoff Berkshire [Variety]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Adam Nayman [Globe and Mail]
Reviewed by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
Reviewed by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
Reviewed by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Village Voice]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

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by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

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BLUEBIRD :

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by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

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