Raimi Almost Rivals The Exorcist...

By BoggartHunter
Written September 03, 2012
Sam Raimi has a good track record and rarely lets me down. The Possession was no different. It succeeds on nearly every level. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays the distracted but loving father, Kyra Sedgwick turns in a truly inspired performance as the ex wife and mother trying not to be bitter and move on. Our two little stars however were Madison Davenport as Hannah and Natasha Calis as Em; both two bright young stars with talent beyond their years. The real surprise here for me came in the brilliant casting of Matisyahu as Rabbi Tzadok. Easily pulling off a very believable Jewish version of an exorcism. It brought back memories of Max Von Sydow's performance in The Excorcist. The story moved along at a steady pace with the scares coming in Raimi's signature style. The movie would get a five star rating from me if not for the very end. We all knew what cliche could present, but hoped it wouldn't. Alas, it happened so I left disappointed. The last 15 seconds that shouldn't have been.
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Sam Rami and Ole Bornedal make a great team...

By Iniswitch
Written September 03, 2012
I am not familiar with Ole Bornedal, but I am going to check out more of his stuff. Great story telling, great style, mood and of course the Rami timing! Just when you least expect it - BAM! Good scary movie, not gory or gratuitous, just jarring, jump-out-of-your-seat scares. And knowing it's based on an actual occurrence.... well, that just makes it that much better. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Natasha Calis are wonderful and have that great chemistry that's needed for a film like this. Kyra Sedgwick, well, what's there to say, she's great, always. I only say 'GO' because this subject matter isn't for everyone. I thought it was really good and think I might see it one more time!
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Total waste of Money

By Rollins24
Written September 01, 2012
Easily the worst movie I have seen this year. By the end of it the crowd was all laughing at how poor it was. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Save your money.
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For a good laugh more than a good scare

By time_out21
Written September 02, 2012
Purchased tickets for Girl's Night Out as my eldest now 17 wanted to see it as a part of her birthday weekend. She said that The Possession was a good movie, but she, her friends and the movie audience laughed through most it as more funny than scary.
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Solid Scary Movie

By NYCFilmster
Written September 02, 2012
No new territory covered here, but director Ole Bournedal commits to his mission and delivers some good creeps with a decent amount of style. Handsomely mounted and effective.
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