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The PossessionBased on a true story, a young girl who buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The Possession is the terrifying account of how her family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.
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Ole BornedalBirthdate: 26 May 1959, Nørresundby, Denmark
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Critic Reviews of "The Possession"
Chicago ReaderSeptember 06, 2012
Director Ole Bornedal doesn't add a single idea of his own.
Entertainment WeeklySeptember 05, 2012
There may be need for an exorcist, but the power of Christ isn't going to compel the Jewish demon wreaking havoc in this competent but shopworn horror film.
Film.comSeptember 01, 2012
The first half of The Possession is suitably atmospheric and reasonably creepy.
Globe and MailAugust 31, 2012
The film is basically a compendium of possessed-child clichés reaching back to The Exorcist.
NewsdayAugust 31, 2012
Another horror movie about a little girl possessed by a demon? Seriously?
New York PostAugust 31, 2012
The script, credited to Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, adheres so closely to formula that it's possible to predict not only which characters will end up dead, but in what order ...
QuickflixNovember 25, 2013
Not every film needs to reinvent the wheel, and nothing here is particularly ground-breaking, yet this is one of the more satisfying horror jaunts in quite some time.
Reel Film ReviewsJuly 13, 2013
...a better-than-expected variation on an exceedingly hoary theme...
Shockya.comFebruary 07, 2013
Puppet-master technique and a generally well orchestrated sense of moodiness help this chiller deliver on more than it botches, despite a fumbled third act.
Movie ChambersJanuary 25, 2013
"The Possession" offers a few scares here and there. But, mostly it's a retread of spooky films that went before.
eFilmCritic.comDecember 17, 2012
The movie is well-appointed if not terribly well thought-out.
Boston PhoenixNovember 13, 2012
Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill give mesmerizingly out-there performances as a troubled couple trying to hold it together for their young son.
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