For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Palmat's rating of the film Séance

    Good thriller with some inspired and creepy sequences but also with an overall sad and desperate atmosphere.

  2. Dry Bones's rating of the film Séance

    Deliquescent shadowplay, with a Fetch in the best Scottish tradition...

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Séance

    Excellents acteurs pour une oeuvre quelque peu poussive...

  4. ermete polpette's rating of the film Séance

  5. bryanvmh's rating of the film Séance

    Humorously self-critical while keeping with Kiyoshi Kurosawa's moody yet noncommunicative takes on the supernatural. Also kind of a quasi remake of a Richard Attenborough movie, so that's interesting.

  6. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Séance

    Kurosawa treats composition and expectation interchangeably: when he fills the screen with negative space, you know there's no way it will end well. As a result this film, like his others, oozes creepy without effort. Yet by the end, the true horror comes not from ghosts, but from the characters' own defeated expectations and insecurities about their future. That's probably scarier

  7. kartina obskura's rating of the film Séance

    3,5. i start sincerely doubt this man can make a bad film.

  8. ARGIL's rating of the film Séance

    Who wrote this? the synopsis belongs to another (excellent) movie of the same director, KAIRO.

  9. jenn-x's rating of the film Séance

    The plot synopsis on this page is very accurate, but of a completely different Kurosawa movie ('Kairo,' AKA 'Pulse')! To be sure, both movies riff off of contemporary pop horror cinema, and both are really about alienation and hopelessness. And both are derivative: Kairo is a reimagining of the technological horror genre (think 'One Missed Call'), while this movie is based, loosely, on 'Seance on a Wet Afternoon.'

  10. CANNED LUCIDITY's rating of the film Séance

    The movie falls apart for me, because of the lack of believability in the actions of the characters. I do think there are some genuinely fantastic moments. But I feel that there are more moments where the film is just confused as to what it wants to be. Not quite a good or bad movie.