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Antiviral Reviews

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Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies
February 28, 2013
... a truly striking and unforgettable instant classic.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 17, 2013
Like his father before him, Brandon makes a virtue of budgetary restraints: Antiviral's rough textures are, in themselves, somewhat alienating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 15, 2013
A very accomplished film, especially for a debut.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 4, 2013
[A] twisted, creepy extrapolation of our obsession with celebrity... [O]ne of the more disturbing and more unsettling films I've seen in a quite a while... and also one of the cleverest examples of science fiction cinema in years...
February 4, 2013
An intriguing and fairly stylish mix of sci-fi, horror and detective movie tropes that suggest Cronenberg might soon step out from his father's shadow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
February 1, 2013
This dark fable is a subversive stomach-churner and not for the faint-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
February 1, 2013
Clearly about the curse of celebrity culture but also hamfisted and confused. If you like nasties, this is very nasty indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Daily Express
February 1, 2013
Intriguing but laboured, mannered and a little dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound
February 1, 2013
Growing gradually sicker and messier along with its conflicted protagonist, Antiviral is, in all its icily unpleasant ickiness, indeed perfect somehow.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 1, 2013
It may be style over substance, but Brandon Cronenberg cleverly blends his father David's love of medical yuckiness with an elusive Lynchian-style mystery to keep us unnerved all the way through this low-key thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 31, 2013
For all its "yeugh" content, Antiviral is patchily enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
January 31, 2013
Proof that there's room for more than one brainy provocateur in the Cronenberg gene-pool.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
January 31, 2013
If David Cronenberg's entire body of work didn't exist, Antiviral would be a revelation. As it stands...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 30, 2013
Queasiness abound but there are no real jolts; the words "foreskin", "anus" and "vulva" are unlikely to disturb anyone under the age of 97.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 30, 2013
'Antiviral' never wholly succeeds as either a surgical satire or a medical conspiracy thriller, and its tedious last third is like a diseased body dragging itself slowly to the grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 27, 2013
A smart, subversive but rather cold debut from Brandon Cronenberg that's short of the dark wit that lit up his father's early work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 27, 2013
Antiviral is an accomplished piece of work ...
Hannah McGill
The List
January 18, 2013
The film sags a little in its final third, and all the white-on-white interiors get a bit wearing for the eyes; but this chip off the old block has a strong talent behind it and much to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
November 6, 2012
Jones is magnificent as a protagonist who's certainly not likable, yet is mysteriously, compulsively, watchable.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 19, 2012
An extremely gruesome genre film hiding a trenchant and by no means subtle social satire, shot through with plenty of loopy black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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