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KloVero's avatar


The last battle scene made my day
5 years 10 months ago
ryebass's avatar


Some cheese and campy acting keep this from being truly brilliant, but only just...a solid 8/10 for me.
6 years ago
sammysin's avatar



Really enjoyed this, cheesy and fun.
7 years 6 months ago
Mrtrick's avatar


Given my predilection for David Cronenberg's starkly beautiful imagery and focus on internal horrors, "Scanners" was always going to be an easy sell for me. But there's no doubt that this film is probably one of his most easily accessible genre films. Not that this makes it any less bizarre. Of course, Cronenberg without weird is like PB&J without the Peanut Butter.

"Scanners" was a rushed production, where the script was being hammered out on the fly. This led to some of the film's rougher textures. And there were quite a few production headaches along the way. Of course none of that ended up really harming the end results. (This was Cronberg's first real box office success.) If anything it adds to the oddly discomfiting vibe delivered to the audience. Even the weirdly robotic performance of "Stephen Lack" in the lead role, seems to fit the overall tenor of freakish humanity.

Spectacular effects work, including some of the late, great Dick Smith's handiwork. A fantastically off center score from Howard Shore. Vivid performances from Michael Ironsides and Patrick McGoohan. All of this and more add to "Scanners" definitive statis as a classic.
8 months 1 week ago
Dieguito's avatar


Crazy stuff!
8 years 6 months ago
essaywhu's avatar


The main character has the same accent as Scott Thompson from Kids in the Hall.
4 years 7 months ago
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Henry K Hurtin

Didn't convince me, story was allright but the ending was a bit of a letdown. I don't really know...
7 years 11 months ago
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