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The Fly Reviews

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August 4, 2013
Any dolt could fill a movie with sickening stuff, and there's nothing scary, funny or interesting about what Cronenberg has done. It is just tedious and insulting. Get the swatter.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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...
June 5, 2007
Image so much subverts intention that Jeff Goldblum's tragic flyperson finally seems more ludicrous than affecting, voyeuristically bizarre.
August 4, 2013
What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation.
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
June 10, 2008
The Fly is almost unique for a horror movie in that it compels us sympathize with and root for the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 4, 2013
Only Cronenberg can get away with working out his raw phobias on screen while being poignantly witty and repulsively entertaining at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
A true horror classic. Goldblum's best screen performance.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Heartbreakingly sad. Disturbingly gory. Cronenberg's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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
May 2, 2016
At its best, the movie comes close to the power of classic tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 14, 2005
Charles Edward Pogue and Cronenberg's intelligent script and Goldblum's heartfelt performance make this outlandish story perfectly feasible.
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
October 28, 2013
A masterpiece of tragic science fiction and Gothic horror...
October 20, 2011
One of the greatest, horror or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2009
David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 horror classic The Fly is not for the squeamish. Casting Jeff Goldblum was a good choice as he brings a quirky, common touch to the spacey scientist role.
August 4, 2013
It is a fright film, a morality play about being devoured by one's work and, most powerfully, a sad, sad love story of doomed partners.
September 5, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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