Repulsion Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019

Though it falls short of being a masterpiece, "Repulsion" is a hauntingly tense psychological thriller.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/14/2011

A full tilt trip into one seemingly innocent young woman's madness. Though, the cause of the her crazy is never clear, it becomes irrelevant once you are sucked into her world. When everything is let loose, there are no boundaries between nightmare and reality.

Rating of
2.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/25/2011

There's a lot of disturbing imagery and Polanski does his best to ramp up the stakes with every scene, but, without any coherency, the film is sort of a mess of hit-or-miss imagery.

Rating of
4/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 09/25/2011

Polanski's atmospheric venture into the mind of a highly disturbed misandrist is one hell of a terrifying experience. Even Polanski's haters have to admit that this film is nothing short of brilliant.

Rating of
3/4

gideon43 - wrote on 05/21/2010

Director Roman Polanski`s first English language film was, when released in 1965,surprisingly passed uncut by the censors due to the fact that psychologists had advised that its study of mental breakdown was wholly and uncannily convincing. Repulsion defies all convention, creating a haunting and hypnotic ambience that threatens to derail the viewer's emotions on any number of occasions. This is a thought provoking, disturbing and enigmatic movie that hinges on a superb performance by a young Catherine Deneuve. Minimal dialogue means Maximum shock value as Polanski orchestrates a slow burning psychological masterpiece of cinema.

Rating of
3.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/05/2009

It's hard to capture true madness on film, but Polanski and Deneuve combine to make for best mental breakdown in a movie. Deveuve looks innocent, but those eyes always look distant and behind them is something sinister.

Rating of
2.5/4

Allison - wrote on 12/24/2007

Apparently Kirsten Dunst wants to be a director because of this movie. It is not the best movie in the world, but Polanski is Polanski. I'm sorry that I do not share Ms. Dunst's joy of this film. Catherine Deneuve is good in this. Crazy too. It took me two tries to get through this film.

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