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Antiviral Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 24, 2015
A tough, almost willfully difficult movie, but it's fascinating more often than it is dramatically off-putting.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
Antiviral is what happens when you make a movie around a fleetingly interesting idea but forget to find a story in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 16, 2014
...a ridiculous and flat-out dumb premise that's employed to terminally underwhelming effect by Cronenberg...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Richard Haridy
Quickflix
November 25, 2013
With an obsession for close-ups of needles piercing skin, Antiviral leaves one with a OCD-style desire to wash ones hands... the overreaching success of the film lies in its believable depiction of a culture slowly rotting at the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 12, 2013
The script is thin but effectively creepy as it examines contemporary pop culture obsessions while maximizing the queasy close-ups of needles, blood and medical procedures.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
May 11, 2013
How sick can fans of a celebrity get? Very, answers "Antiviral." Imagine fan fetish culture metastasizing. A pox on consumers and capitalists alike, Brandon Cronenberg sneers.
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
May 6, 2013
Our Lindsay Lohan-obsessed culture gets its comeuppance in this surgically precise satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2013
As pretentious as it is boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 30, 2013
Brandon (son of David) Cronenberg demonstrates that the diseased tumor doesn't fall far from the infected corpse, so to speak: He's delivered a movie of smart, satirical science-fiction concepts and disturbing, sometimes bloody images.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Keizer
Alt Film Guide
April 25, 2013
A gutsy, notable debut for a young filmmaker who needs to find a unique voice to match his unique ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
April 25, 2013
The metaphors are maybe too clear (there's a food product grown from celebrity muscle cells), but the filmmaking is solid, using a nearly monochrome palette for its sleek dystopia.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
April 20, 2013
Originality is a rare commodity in art, so when something fresh and unexpected comes my way, it's cause for celebration. Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral is cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 20, 2013
Cronenberg Jnr has created a reality that makes the skin crawl. Satire, horror and sci-fi meld into one delectably gruesome tale in which Caleb Landry Jones' pasty protagonist spends most of the film clutching a thermometer, syringe and a vial of blood
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Urban Cinefile
April 20, 2013
Cronenberg Jnr has created a reality that makes the skin crawl. Satire, horror and sci-fi meld into one delectably gruesome tale in which Caleb Landry Jones' pasty protagonist spends most of the film clutching a thermometer, syringe and a vial of blood
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2013
If Cronenberg's not yet a dead ringer for his iconic dad, he's taken an intriguing first step.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
April 18, 2013
While Brandon Cronenberg surely lives up to the family name, I can't prescribe Antiviral to anyone needing an exciting sci-fi fix.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 18, 2013
The pace is uneven, the energy sluggish (even the arrival of Malcolm McDowell in the third act doesn't pep things up) and the film feels overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz
April 18, 2013
Undoubtedly a challenging watch, but it's helped greatly by beautiful cinematography and music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
April 18, 2013
If weirdness was all that mattered, Antiviral would be a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
April 17, 2013
As a piss-take of society's shallow fascination with Kardashian-like nobodies, Antiviral is coolly effective, but there's little insight into the psychology that drives normal people to fixate on such 'celebrities'.
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