Seance (2000)

A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Junko suffers from Lady Macbeth syndrome with a 21st-century careerist twist: Her ambition is strictly for herself, and she'll kill to satisfy it, quickly and coldly.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Kurosawa's film is creepy -- the atmosphere is bathed in dread -- but rarely frightening.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Under Kurosawa's richly stylized direction it's kept moody, atmospheric and what seems only frivolous entertainment becomes something that's more provocative.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Its portrait of spiritual estrangement generates profound unease.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A mix of crime drama and psychic mysticism, the film plays like a thriller without many thrills.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Drew Smith
Seance doesn't work as well as Pulse, another one of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's movies, because there's no real foundation for the slow-burn atmosphere.… More
alan jay
Slow, plodding, bland drama with a couple coffee spillers thrown it. Uneven with plot holes (beating a ghost with a stick?), the film comes to an unexpected… More