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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  1. May 15, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers. A fantastic movie. It is beautiful in every aspect. Story, image, acting; plot, music.. It isn t realy that kind of a movie that gives you much of suspence rather than a movie that gives you insight and lets you enjoy the slow decay of the tormented mind of a sick and mad woman. Collapse
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91

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Dec 31, 2012
    100
    If hell is in the details, Roman Polanski has captured it here in his disturbing portrait of falling into psychosis.
  2. Repulsion's depiction of a young woman's dissolution into madness is one of the most harrowing mental descents ever depicted onscreen. (Reviewed 11/24/97)
  3. Roman Polanski's first film in English (1965, 105 min.) is still his scariest and most disturbing--not only for its evocations of sexual panic, but also because his masterful employment of sound puts the audience's imagination to work in numerous ways...As narrative this works only part of the time, and as case study it may occasionally seem too pat, but as subjective nightmare it's a stunning piece of filmmaking.