Overall Rank: 1618
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 85
Theatrical Release Date: 10/03/1965
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/28/2009
Genre: Thriller, Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark, Renee Houston
Plot: A mentally unbalanced young woman descends into madness when she is left alone in her flat when her sister goes on vacation. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/30/2019
Though it falls short of being a masterpiece, "Repulsion" is a hauntingly tense psychological thriller.
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.
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.
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Arbogast1960 - wrote on 08/09/2009
What a thankless task Catherine Deneuve is given in Repulsion. With little dialogue, she is asked to convey a looming madness and a full-fledged descent into hell, all while maintaining an expressionless, almost plasticine visage. Few actresses could pull off such a task, but Deneuve does so effortlessly. The slightly placid, slightly dazed, slightly worried mask she wears makes Repulsion all the creepier--is there nothing going on behind those eyes, or more than we can imagine? Polanski's clever direction and sense of lighting, angles and space only enhance the unsettled mood. His film moves slowly, deliberately, quietly--and the serenity is highly unsettling. While Polanski would handle similar material at an even higher level three years later with Rosemary's Baby, Repulsion is …
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