Director David Cronenberg handles his usual fondness for gore in muted style.
People like myself who find the character played by [Genevieve] Bujold (in one of her best performances) more interesting than either of the twins are bound to feel rather frustrated by the end.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Really sordid stuff that becomes ridiculous, painful, unbelievable and tedious.
The kind of movie where you ask people how they liked it, and they say, 'Well, it was well made,' and then they wince.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Watching Ringers is not unlike watching a critical operation -- unnerving but also enthralling.