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February 15, 2013
Movie was creepy, some good scares and great special effects. Hard to believe the story is somewhat true.
January 26, 2013
looks good but t looks scary too
November 17, 2012
September 23, 2012
Thought the movie was just ok. The acting was pretty good. It was scary most of the time but I just didn't get into it.
September 21, 2012
Good actors. Fair story. Great ending. Not really all that \"scary\"...certainly NOT \"The Exorcist\"!
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Anyone who actually believes in dybbuks and other ghoulies will find The Possession terrifying. For the rest of us, the movie is a cleverly constructed, well-paced piece of hokum. Full Review
While the sound design and spooky minimalist music add suspense, and CGI effects are duly sinister, a climactic strobe effect is more annoying than frightening. Full Review
New York Daily News
Slick direction and a strong central turn from Jeffrey Dean Morgan will keep you watching, if rarely from the edge of your seat. Full Review
The Hollywood Reporter
Representing a sort of equal opportunity religious variation on an all-too-familiar theme, The Possession is a Jewish-themed "Exorcist" that, if nothing else, should discourage the practice of buying antique wooden boxes at flea markets. Full Review
The New York Times
Even if you resist the film's claims of being based on one family's actual experiences, The Possession is eerily enjoyable pulp. Perched somewhere between "The Exorcist" and "The Amityville Horror" - and with a dash of "The Unborn" - the story benefits from an unusually restrained sound design and special effects that enhance but never obliterate its troubled-family center. Full Review