The Possession Synopsis
Divorced parents (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick) must save their daughter from an evil spirit.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Like "The Exorcist," the best film in the genre, it is inspired by some degree of religious scholarship and creates believable characters...
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By Alison Willmore
This variation on the demon child subgenre has enough of the familiar and the new to be a decently good time at the movies.
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Washington Post

Anyone who actually believes in dybbuks and other ghoulies will find The Possession terrifying. For the rest of us, the movie is a cleverly...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Oh my God, evil. What's with you? Ever since "The Exorcist," it's been the same song-and-crab-dance: Demons don't kill, divorce does.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
The Possession has none of the suspense that made Bornedal's morgue thriller "Deathwatch" such shuddering good fun. And despite the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Representing a sort of equal opportunity religious variation on an all-too-familiar theme, The Possession is a Jewish-themed "Exorcist"...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the sound design and spooky minimalist music add suspense, and CGI effects are duly sinister, a climactic strobe effect is more...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Unremarkable and none-too-scary horror movie.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Slick direction and a strong central turn from Jeffrey Dean Morgan will keep you watching, if rarely from the edge of your seat.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Bornedal invests so much time in the characters - Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick play the split parents of the girls - that there...
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Enjoyable Possession Demon Movie

By chase220
I liked this movie despite what some others had said. I thought it was a well-crafted horror movie. I love scary movies and I can honestly say this one was def up there on my list. If you like horror...

Be Possessed to wait for the DVD

By Darkola
The movie itself wasnt a bad movie, but at the same time it really didnt bring anything new to the table for this type of movie with someone being possessed. The story was decent, girl comes into...


By erickahdz
OMG!!! This movie was an awesome, scary-***movie! Kept me on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails, snuggled under my movie blanket. No fake shots like obvious CG shots. Actors were great. The...

The Possession

By julz1217
It was a good movie I give it a B. I liked the Exorsist and it was an update to that. Its a movie you can watch at home and enjoy. Did not need to go the the theater to see it....

The Possession

By kmrichert
If you are into horror films, then you will like this one. Being that it was based on a true story makes it even more interesting. I am sure that the movie was embellished, but that's what a...

It was good

By Pjengineer
If you've seen the trailer it kinda kills all of the scary or creepy parts. but there are a couple parts that aren't in the trailer that were still pretty creepy. so if you're interested in the...

I Liked it

By ifaaaa
It was a good movie to watch. Not much scary but scary enough. It had slight Bollywood touches where the girl is seen slapping herself and dad is blamed for it until the climax of movie. The exorcism...

Don't open any wooden Boxes!

By cdassau04
From the beginning it's frightening, then it gets really scary. I wanted to enjoy it more but some people don't know how act at the theater. But that being said I did really enjoy it....

Classic Horror

By bcjmunroe
This was a great movie. A modern version of The Exorcist but based upon Orthodox Judaism beliefs which in my mind adds some old world fear factor. Unlike the Exorcist this movie gives you a reason as...

it was ok!!!

By peskygnat1
I expected more from this movie! the acting through out the movie was ok at it's best. I watched a young boy about 8 or 9 sit through this movie with out hiding his face. I needed more scenes...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Demonically scary movie has low gore, strong characters.
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