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  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Possessed

    6.8/10, my review: "POSSESSED shows up Bernhardt’s expressionist flourishes and boosts a strong showcase for its middle-age conscious star."

  2. bulgrin's rating of the film Possessed

    Crawfords great performance lifts this proper noir to a higher level.

  3. SpacePirate's rating of the film Possessed

    A noir of the mind, not so much stylistically (some trademarks of the genre are absent here.) Crawford made some of her best films after getting booted from MGM, including this, M. Pierce, Johnny Guitar, etc, proving they made a grave blunder in letting her go. This movie succeeds on strong casting, including Heflin, who maybe never had better roles than this and Patterns. Joan prob deserved Oscar that year. 4 stars

  4. Severus Snape's rating of the film Possessed

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film Possessed

    Full-on, crazy Joan Crawford magic.

  6. MarianneRenoir's rating of the film Possessed

    - I had to talk to you about us. - ''Us'' is not my favorite topic. Name another. Brilliant performance by Van Heflin.

  7. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film Possessed

    In addition to the iconic images, Possessed is a marvel of intelligence in composition. Noir is often about the art of making an entrance. Bernhanrdt quite cleverly doesn't repeat himself in this regard. You never know when someone is watching, or whose perspective will be shown next. It's gleefully loopy, in retrospect, but quite a punch to the gut at first. The purely psychological explanation should feel "off".

  8. Log Lady's rating of the film Possessed

    A fine and smooth psychological thriller enhanced by Crawford's incredible performance.

  9. roseros's rating of the film Possessed

    Van Heflin's character is such a douchebag. Joan Crawford deserves an Oscar for convincing us that her love for this mediocre man could drive her insane. As if she doesn't outshine everyone else on screen.

  10. C's rating of the film Possessed

    the opening! the fantasy reveal! everything! excels where later movies with similar plots don't by not making the object of love/obsession some hero, he had it coming (see also Fatal Attraction)

  11. dianka's rating of the film Possessed

    amazing performance by joan crawford! i love that this film highlights that bpd and psychosis can make you think and do the wildest things especially when avoiding abandonment... good stuff

  12. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film Possessed

    las aguas turbias que hacen remolinos en la mente de una mujer que para el objeto de su obsesión y para sí misma acaba siendo la típica femme fatale del noir...

  13. (arc)'s rating of the film Possessed