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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Scariest Exorcism Movie!!

By isanangel
Written September 04, 2012
The entire movie was excellent! This is the scariest movie about Exorcisms I have ever scene, even better than the Exorcist. I don't scare easily but this movie really did scare me, especially since it is based on a true story. Go see it, you won't be disappointed!!
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poor job

By ken_08108
Written September 01, 2012
the acting was ok, the story line was ok, but as you watch it you can see they could have done so much more with this movie. There were even times in the movie the screen goes black, almost every 20 mins, like that is where they would insert the commercails if it was on TV, where in my opinion that is where this movie should have been placed and I feel it was heading there and Lionsgate got a hold of it and said oh what the heck maybe we can make a buck off this one. Now it does have it moments you know the old shock, surprise scares, so if you really want to see it, and your theather has matinee showings for less money, go then.
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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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