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Year
1999
Runtime
97 min.
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
67,018
Checks
8,369
Favs
566
Dislikes
144
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Conceptually interesting but very uneven in execution. There is a peculiarly squishy, grotesque, organic texture to the film which, although typical of Cronenberg, felt forced here. I do like the idea of the seamless merging of technology with the body and organic systems, which seems a likely direction for future development. The sense of displacement and other anxieties accompanying virtual reality are well-developed. Characterization on the other hand seemed quite flat--perhaps appropriate for a gaming context.
    Too flawed and occasionally ridiculous to be a masterpiece, but intriguing enough to merit consideration.
    5 years 4 months ago
  2. AtomicSquid's avatar

    AtomicSquid

    One of those films you love to show to people who haven't seen it yet. 8 years 1 month ago
  3. mightysparks's avatar

    mightysparks

    Just rewatched this. Amazing. A perfect film.

    I would give this a 14/10 if possible!
    6 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #104 in Top 100 Canadian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #192 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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