Videodrome Reviews

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Top Critic
Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
There are distinct signs of strain in the plot convolutions, not least in the spectator's loss of faith over indiscriminate and cheating use of hallucination; what certainly survives is Cronenberg's wholesale disgust with the world in general.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 9, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg, whose Max Renn might be seen as some sort of alter ego, however absolves technology from its share of responsibility for media-induced alienation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
August 13, 2002
More weird than scary.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
it feels like Cronenberg started with a great idea, and just wasn't sure what to do with it
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 17, 2001
On a line starting with quality and ending with incompetence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 16, 2011
...an intriguing, deeply interesting film that over the course of almost three decades has acquired a prescient quality, but it's also schlock; a kind of cyberpunk rewrite of Network that indulges Cronenberg's taste for venereal horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 9, 2011
There's little denying that Cronenberg was way ahead of his time with much of Videodrome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 22, 2004
It certainly sets the skin a-crawl, I'll give it that.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
December 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 26, 2005
The director captures the worst-case scenario of what might happen at the dawn of the video era, going all the way back to our parents' warning us not to sit too close to the television.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
June 6, 2007
Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects.
Staci Layne Wilson
About.com
July 12, 2006
Videodrome is arguably one of Cronenberg's best horror films, and it holds up brilliantly.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 16, 2003
frequently nonsensical, but was years before its time
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
February 28, 2013
Here, Cronenberg is a provocateur only to a point - boldly striding past boundaries of comfort but getting the heebie-jeebies upon approaching true profundity. But he wasn't too far from figuring out which incisions could cut the deepest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Nearly twenty years after Videodrome was shot, it still feels contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Martin Ham
Senses of Cinema
February 25, 2004
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