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Spider Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
December 25, 2012
| Original Score: A-
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Spider deserves much more than it'll probably get, it's a fine and enjoyable film from a cinematic master.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
... the film's slow, toilsome journey does not lead to any particularly shocking or interesting revelations.
| Original Score: B-
Jordan Hiller
December 6, 2004
What Cronenberg achieves ultimately in his latest mind bender is the full-scale distraction of his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
Cronenberg pieces together a compelling portrait of madness, but one which lacks the poignancy to be a rich, moving character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2004
Cronenberg remains remarkably faithful to McGrath's vision. His success lies in his willingness to give himself over to the effect and atmosphere of the novel.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 26, 2003
Ainda que o filme (refletindo o estado mental de seu protagonista) impeça um maior envolvimento do espectador, é impossível deixar de admirar a bela estrutura da narrativa e a ótima atuação de Miranda Richardson.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
August 6, 2003
It isn't a film; it's a nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 1, 2003
It may be Cronenberg's most depressingly bleak film, yet it is essential viewing for all admirers of the director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 15, 2003
An unforgettable masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 9, 2003
Beginning with the Rorschach-like images of the opening credits, Cronenberg invites us to intuit our own meanings from his weblike design...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
May 9, 2003
A bleak, beautifully crafted, intelligent tale of paranoia - a typical subject for Cronenberg. It's a pity most audiences will, ironically, go mad trying to decipher it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
A product of inestimable patience, the elegant and controlled Spider requires and rewards the same. It is a story of re-entry, following the downward fluttering trajectory of an ordinary, pitiable monster ...
Full Review| Original Score: A
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 4, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003

New Zealand Herald
December 8, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2003
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Patricia S. McCormick
Senses of Cinema
July 31, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
Suzanne Ellis
June 2, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
May 9, 2003
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
April 25, 2003

Baltimore Sun
April 18, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 4, 2003

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December 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 16, 2002

London Evening Standard
August 23, 2002
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