Possessor: Uncut

audience Reviews

, 58% Audience Score
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    An absolute waste of time.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Possessor is a film by Brandon (NOT DAVID) Cronenberg. It is similar in style to his father but ...but feels like a college film with a better cast. Way too much video light effects, odd edits, strobe lights, gore, and porn for most (to near all viewers). The biggest flaw is that its snail paced 2nd and 3rd act. Combined with a soundtrack designed to annoy (which along with the flashing lights) will send 80 percent of what remains of the audience to doors. Plot involves sad sack body jumping assassin trying to stay "sane-ish" but mostly the director just messing around. I can't wait for this new mostly shitty arthouse horror movies cycle to end. The point of them seems to be to annoy the audience but critics love them(midsummer, the witch, the lighthouse, heredity, babadook are all in this came in my book). If you liked them then there is a chance this one will stroke your engines as well, it does have a good final act and I enjoyed it more than the other films I listed (but I hated them) 2 1/2 stars out of 5 mostly for the ending. (The film does an amazingly poor job of using the tech...the hits seem like anybody could have done it old school cheaper) . Lots of people online walked out of this film or talked about walking out (it is in theaters) and my guess is if you feels that way ...do it while the ending is better than the first 80 minutes ...it isn't a pleasant ride.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Can’t say it’s a bad movie but I’d remiss if I wasn’t expecting more 3.1
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Suspenseful, methodical, & ultimately pretty satisfying thriller, though I'd prefer to call it a creeper than a thriller. Solid performances, immersive soundscape, compelling ly unique story that left me thinking about it later and wanting to see it again.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Good break from the usual crap they usually show in theaters this time of year. Smart, creative, and visually interesting.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    This is sort of a frustrating watch because on one hand, you have some really incredible moments that are some of the most terrifying I've seen in a while, that should stick with you for a long time. On the other hand, you have an overall story and structure that is so poorly thought out, Cronenberg loses you somewhere at the beginning and it's hard to get back in. Ultimately, this feels like it wants to disturb the audience more than compel them with its themes of identity and regret. Nice try though!
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Possessor 2020 B+ The main character is an assassin using computer chips to take over other people and then do the killing in their bodies. Billed as a horror movie, I figured it was a mislabeled sci-fi action. Nope, it was a horror, mostly. Above all else, this movie is a head trip. You've got to be in the right mood for a psychedelic movie like this, and I was, so it worked out. The story ends up being really simple, which is important because very little is explained. You either go along for the ride and don't worry about it, or you scan every detail to try keep up. As an action movie, it wasn't exciting enough. As a horror is wasn't scary enough. As sci-fi it didn't use technology enough. As an acid trip it was perfect but that's all you are going to get out of this film and I'm not much for the genre. I mean the entire movie could have been avoided at any time by someone saying "stop, you're being dumb" and having the main character listen. The movie was exceptional for it's ability to not confuse the audience about what was real and what was illusion, and that shows skilled craftsmanship.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Terrible!! Boring af. Started off great and then went right down the toilet. Should have walked out. One of the worst movies i’ve ever seen.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    If you have watched the Tukhchar massacre on LiveLeak or uncensored ISIS beheadings then get ready for some PTSD. Possessor succeeds in drowning you in intense discomfort and nausea through extreme yet realistic gore. A dark web gore video masquerading as an visionary horror film.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    "Sometimes that small thought is all it takes to lose control." Now this is something unforgettable. Since I've been waiting for this ever since Sundance. As the son of David Cronenberg, he lives up to his fathers name. Following his footsteps, this is a visual heavy film. Everything is shot beautifully, even if what's on screen is horrifying. Warm colors are brought out making a vivid picture. Then there's the added visual horror elements. There's only a couple scenes using visual effects that were most interesting to look. Not too much detail is put into it but it feels strange just looking at it. I'm not sure how to explain but it works in this situation. Everything else is done with practical effects. It gives it a more authentic and unsettling feel. The score helps set the offsetting tone as well. And since I saw Possessor Uncut, there's no holding back with the gore. I don't know any place that isn't playing this version but all audiences are warned beforehand. Some may call me a sociopath, but I'm glad they didn't hold back with this. With this story, the excessive gore made the experience so much better. Anyone who is freaked out by gore will definitely not enjoy this, especially the third act. Though Andrea Riseborough is billed as the lead, I felt most of the credit should go to Christopher Abbott. Not that she didn't do well because this is a great performance by her with the screen time she gets. But Christopher Abbott drives the whole film. He has two characters with three different personas. To break it down there is himself, Risenborogh in him, and the third act turns everything crazy. He deserves so much credit as it's his best performance to date. A good chunk of the horror doesn't come from the gore and visuals but rather the characters. Seeing them evolve into their sinister selves over the course of the film is quite interesting. You don't know who you should be siding with. All have evil roots and it's tough to connect with them. But you can't help but hope everything goes well on Risenborough's part. As Cronenberg's second feature film, he proves to be another master of horror. I have yet to see Antiviral but I've heard good things about it. And this isn't necessarily just horror. The sci-fi element bends the genre into a mind-bending film really. With every film of this type, there's always questions to be answered. Possessor does get caught up with how confusing it can get. I mainly understand most of what happened but a little more information would have been nice. Especially the beginning. There isn't much exposition on what we're getting into with this company. The film just starts and keeps going. I'm fine with this but a little more information would be nice. Overall, Possessor really did it for me. As a mind-bending, slow burn, gore-fest this won't hit well with all audience. This is for certain people and those people know who they are. I'm eager to see this again and I hope that is soon.