Repossessed (1990)

“Repossessed” is the sort of movie that you watch casually and your mind wanders without you noticing for a while, and then you’re not super clear on what’s happening on screen but you’re definitely not going to back the movie up to find out, because you’re mercifully getting close to the end of its interminable 80 minute running time. Linda Blair reprises her most famous role as Regan from “The Exorcist,” which is interesting on paper but wears thin quickly, and there’s really nothing more to the movie’s appeal. Leslie Nielsen wanders in and out of the narrative like he’d rather be anywhere else, while Blair’s performance is particularly lacking in charisma: It’s like she’s hitting all the right beats but there’s no warmth or humanity beneath her lines, and she has zero chemistry with the rest of the cast. I’ll admit the climax has its moments here and there, recalling the memorable finales of “Shock Therapy” and “The Exorcist 2: The Heretic,” but overall the movie is just so forgettable and obnoxious that it’s not worth sitting through just for its few-and-far-in-between attributes.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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