Dead Ringers Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 18, 2014
In a weird variation of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme, the Mantles are drawn relentlessly and frighteningly towards an inevitable and appalling fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 18, 2008
This is arguably David Cronenberg's masterpiece.

Film4
October 8, 2008
Irons gives a highly accomplished performance in a chilly knife-swapping psychodrama that remains among the director's leanest, meanest releases.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 24, 2007
Director David Cronenberg handles his usual fondness for gore in muted style.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 30, 2007
Impeccably executed, Cronenberg's first masterpiece is an unsettling film in which biological horror is entirely conveyed through pyschological exploration of character, masterfully played by Jeremy Irons in the best performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 2, 2007
It's one of Cronenberg's more complex relationship tales, that puts a deadly spin on separation, loss and hopeless love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 13, 2006
Cronenberg and Irons achieve perfection in horror.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An intense psychological drama which confronts [Cronenberg's] familiar preoccupations -- fear of physical and mental disintegration, mortality, the power struggle between the sexes -- without the paradoxical protection of visceral disgust.
Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com
June 2, 2005
Irons is startlingly off-kilter, his performance a veritable textbook example of deranged if icy brilliance
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
May 30, 2005
Dead Ringers is not a fun or particularly upbeat film, but it does grab you by the collar and it sucks you right into the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 30, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 25, 2005
One of Cronenberg's creepiest. And Irons is freaking amazing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 18, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Cronenberg's most perverse and disconcerting film.
| Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Extremely unsettling, at times amusing, cold yet personal, Dead Ringers gradually and deliberately comes to horrify the viewer, rather than shocking outright with such spectacular displays of gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 19, 2003
A terrifying performance courtesy of Jeremy Irons
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Cronenberg, who has begun to emerge as a master of body-related horrific fantasy, clearly understands that a small amount of medical mischief can be more unnerving than conventional grisliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 9, 2003
Cronenberg, with Dead Ringers, becomes the director that Roman Polanski could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 10, 2003
Cronenberg's true-life tale is utterly chilling. Taut performances from Jeremy Irons in twin roles.
| Original Score: 5/5
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