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August 31, 2012
PG-13 , 1 hr 31 min
2,225 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Divorced parents (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick) must save their daughter from an evil spirit.
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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...
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.
Anyone who actually believes in dybbuks and other ghoulies will find The Possession terrifying. For the rest of us, the movie is a cleverly...
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.
By Tirdad Derakhshani
The Possession has none of the suspense that made Bornedal's morgue thriller "Deathwatch" such shuddering good fun. And despite the...
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"...
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...
New York Post
By Lou Lumenick
Unremarkable and none-too-scary horror movie.
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.
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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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+
Demonically scary movie has low gore, strong characters.
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