Critic Consensus: Obsession suffers in comparison to the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece that it mirrors, but director Brian De Palma's unique preoccupations give this thriller its own compulsive, twisted fingerprint.
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as Michael Courtland
as Elizabeth Courtland, Sandra Portinari
as Robert La Salle
as Amy Courtland
as 3rd Kidnaper
as 3rd Kidnapper
as Inspector Brie
as Dr. Ellman
Critic Reviews for Obsession
De Palma's direction has its splashy slickness, but the people serve as mere props for the effects.
Whatever shred of credibility the movie retains is dispersed by the final, dead serious directorial hocus‐pocus.
Subtlety is a not a term that can often be applied to DePalma's work, but it's this uncharacteristic restraint that helps make "Obsession" his masterpiece.
Sometimes overwrought excess can be its own reward. If Obsession had been even a little more subtle, had made even a little more sense on some boring logical plane, it wouldn't have worked at all.
Obsession is a laughably bad film. So bad, in fact, that it becomes almost interesting to speculate on why all the critical enthusiasm.
Audience Reviews for Obsession
Good suspense movie - I have to admit I had guessed the twist half way through, but it still threw up enough doubt to have me not quite sure! Really well filmed and mostly the acting was good. A little over the top at times, but I could forgive it in this type of movie.
Beautifully shot, but it feels like Vertigo lite...but creepier.
Solid Vertigo inspired thriller with good performances and beautiful locations.
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