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Year
1965
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
32,224
Checks
8,604
Favs
966
Dislikes
86
Favs/checks
11.2% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. leannan's avatar

    leannan

    One of the best films I've seen about sexual abuse. Horrifying and heartbreaking in equal doses. 8 years 6 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Fantastic!! Deneuve is brilliant and beautiful! 8 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Catherine Deneuve stars as a depressed manicurist in Roman Polanski's Repulsion, a harrowing portrait of a woman repulsed by sex for reasons the audience can only guess at (at least at first), and is visited by disturbing rape nightmares. To make matters worse, she's a beautiful woman in the 60s, so surrounded by men who want to get under her skirt, with good intentions and not. Psychological horror is rarely done in films, the need for a supernatural or psychotic monster usually wins the day. Here, we're presented with a quiet, mostly silent performance that speaks volumes about mental health. Deneuve's listless depression gives way to sudden upswings of nervous anxiety, both leading her to sabotage her life. She's in practically every scene, except when we move to a sort of locker room chorus that represents the misogyny she's up against. Sadly as topical today as it was in 1965. 2 years 2 months ago
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  3. This movie ranks #35 in IMDb's Horror Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #47 in 100 Best British films
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  5. This movie ranks #91 in MovieSense 101
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  6. This movie ranks #123 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #313 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  8. This movie ranks #429 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  9. This movie ranks #437 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #458 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  11. This movie ranks #530 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #567 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  13. This movie ranks #660 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  14. This movie ranks #712 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  15. This movie ranks #768 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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