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The Fly Reviews

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November 4, 2005
Kafka would have loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 20, 2005
David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of the sci-fi schlockfest The Fly is celebrated as perhaps the most perfectly balanced of the director's pre-prestige films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 14, 2005
Charles Edward Pogue and Cronenberg's intelligent script and Goldblum's heartfelt performance make this outlandish story perfectly feasible.
October 11, 2005
excels at telling a seemingly simple story with great intensity and human dimensions masked in genre elements
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2005
Few films caused so much buzz in the horror world than The Fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2005
Cronenberg mucks up the original in a good way
| Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
A true horror classic. Goldblum's best screen performance.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 11, 2003
Solid and effective. Yeah, and it's pretty disgusting, too.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
The remake opts for a slow metamorphosis from man to fly that develops as a disease might. This gives Cronenberg time to examine the implications of such a process, meditating upon our fear of disease, death and change.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 23, 2003
Cronenberg's The Fly makes for a good change of pace in the world of horror flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 18, 2003
One of the standout horror films of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Cronenberg's remake of The Fly is nothing to swat at; this is an edgy and ambitious sci-fi showcase with inspired performances by the tandem of Goldblum and Davis
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
...a film that tries to be too many things at once -- funny but not campy, sad and scary, a horror story and a human tragedy...
April 24, 2003
Cronenberg at the top of his form.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 9, 2003
One of the saddest explorations of love and loss captured in one of the most underestimated films of the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 7, 2003
Too much of the good stuff...
| Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2003
Cronenberg's gruesomely good update of the classic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2002
Cronenberg at his peak, an artful and disturbing horror film blended with - of all things - a sharp romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 22, 2002
Where other Cronenberg films have collapsed under the heavy weight of their own ideas ... The Fly succeeds.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2002
Instead of being a pretty good cautionary fable about the limits of technology, it's a show-and-tell in fifth grade biology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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