Trina DeMattei’s review published on Letterboxd:
Possessor is a fast paced science fiction thriller which does not hold back on the violence.
The production design, cinematography, and uncomfortable score are all top notch and showcase Cronenberg’s methodical approach to world building.
Andrea Riseborough plays an assassin who inhabits other people’s bodies in order to pull off high profile hits. The line between her and the body she is inhabiting becomes blurred.
Riseborough also stars in my favorite Black Mirror episode, “Crocodile”, which may also be the shows bleakest episode. She continually gives solid performances and has the unique ability to give a soulful humanness to characters losing their grip on reality.
I will have to re-watch this one at a later date as I tended to look away quite frequently due to the violence.