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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 4, 2005
Kafka would have loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 14, 2005
Charles Edward Pogue and Cronenberg's intelligent script and Goldblum's heartfelt performance make this outlandish story perfectly feasible.
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 4, 2005
Few films caused so much buzz in the horror world than The Fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
June 10, 2005
Cronenberg mucks up the original in a good way
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
A true horror classic. Goldblum's best screen performance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
September 11, 2003
Solid and effective. Yeah, and it's pretty disgusting, too.
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
July 18, 2003
One of the standout horror films of the 1980s.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Top Critic
Caryn James
New York Times
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...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 24, 2003
Cronenberg at the top of his form.
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 12, 2003
Cronenberg's gruesomely good update of the classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
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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