Possessor

Possessor

Possessor

Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) leads this Sundance sci-fi horror from Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral) about a different kind of assassin - one that uses brain-implant tech to overtake other people's bodies to perform hits.

2020Rating: R18+, High impact violence, sex scenes and nudity103 minsUK, Canada
HorrorScience FictionThriller

Streaming (2 Providers)

Possessor / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Katie Parker

With its ruthless violence and highly stylised storytelling, Possessor will likely not be for everyone—either have a strong stomach or cover your eyes, because just like his dad, Cronenberg jr. has a gift for body horror. But, if you can handle it, this scathing, enigmatic film is the best sci-fi to hit screens in years, and an experience that you won’t be able to get out of your head.

Full review
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Though Possessor favors nihilist spectacle to existentialism, Brandon Cronenberg is more interested in exploring emotional dislocation than Christopher Nolan.

Full review
Variety

Variety

Andrea Riseborough occupies actor Christopher Abbott in a daring sci-fi parable that pushes the limits of what audiences can (or should) bear.

Full review
Slash Film

Slash Film

It is a singular work – one so ghastly, so unique, and so brutal that it will awe some and disgust others.

Full review
Film Threat

Film Threat

Cronenberg has created a mind-bending trip of a movie with more to say than your average actioner and is supported by spectacular performances and make-up and practical effects that seal the deal. Brace yourself. Possessor is brilliant.

Full review
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's an emotional logic to the action and imagery, carrying viewers along even if they're not quite sure if they're rooting for the innocent man or his troubled attacker.

Full review
IndieWire

IndieWire

Possessor never manages to wrest control of your mind, but it’s unnervingly good at getting under your skin.

Full review
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Possessor is ultra stylish and uber violent, but, despite a top tier cast, it’s not always entirely clear what is going on and who is in control of the finger on the trigger.

Full review