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Existenz Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
I just don't happen to like puzzle films of any kind, but I must credit Mr. Cronenberg with more intellectual depth than most of his fellow pessimistic movie pranksters.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Dark, delirious fun.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
It's good art direction in search of an idea.
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Jennifer Jason Leigh is an ideal Cronenberg heroine, projecting a personality that is smart, wary and capable of obsessiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This darkly sexual sci-fi horror variant by Cronenberg makes The Matrix look like child's play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
[It's] meant to have a whiff of the philosophical, even if its intellectual ambition seems mostly limited to spelling affectations.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Matrix is mainstream sci-fi, but eXistenZ, written by Cronenberg, is much stranger; it creates a world where organic and inorganic are not separate states, but kind of chummy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Because of the potential of the idea and Cronenberg's reputation as a film maker, it's a real disappointment to watch eXistenZ fall apart the way it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Craig Seligman
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It's a pleasure to find the brooding Cronenberg turning out a trifle, even if it's a dark trifle.
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Entertainment Weekly
April 23, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: B