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Year
1999
Runtime
97 min.
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
67,018
Checks
8,767
Favs
589
Dislikes
149
Favs/checks
6.7% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. AtomicSquid's avatar

    AtomicSquid

    One of those films you love to show to people who haven't seen it yet. 10 years 4 months ago
  2. 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.
    7 years 7 months ago
  3. carlosortegap's avatar

    carlosortegap

    Weird but really interesting. 9 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #104 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
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