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The Fly Reviews

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½ February 15, 2018
The most Kafkian film ever made.
½ February 7, 2018
This movie is an excellent remake. It is scary, thrilling, well done and has an excellent pace. Jeff Goldblum is in his best at this main role here
February 5, 2018
Can anyone recommend this film without mentioning the special effects, or that it stars Jeff Goldblum? The 1958 version is a million times better.
February 2, 2018
Body horror masterpiece that makes modern CGI tear its fingernails out in comparison.
January 13, 2018
Wow, What a movie.....
½ December 10, 2017
4.5/5. The Fly is fantastically disgusting and uber-disterbing. Jeff Goldblum gives a fantastic performance, and David Cronenberg dishes up some of the best gore I have ever seen in a movie.
November 3, 2017
Gruesome and visceral, and even disgusting at times, all mixing in favor for its creativity and clever subject of approach, including the outstanding work of practical effects, this body-horror remake of the 50s classic outstands on its own with intelligence, compelling set up and a ingenious take in regards of the previous films, turning out to be one of David Cronenberg best films, and a complete accomplishment for both, horror films and remakes becoming ,for many, even more memorable than the previous versions.
½ October 31, 2017
Solid through and through. Cronenberg's practical effects are a welcome breath of fresh air in an era of green screen and computer generated everything. The classic movie makes the macabre and grotesque transformation feel real and helps the movie age with grace. 
A fun watch that isn't too scientifically taxing for the sci fan.
½ October 31, 2017
Only Cronenberg could remake the great B-movie original with as much humor as he does terror. The visual effects and makeup in the body horror is undeniable and supremely disgusting, but the way Goldblum's Brundle handles his transformation is dryly and unnervingly funny. Goldblum and Davis are both so great, and the way the movie peals away thematic layers of purity and sex and procreation goes far beyond the original. Gross goodness.
October 23, 2017
Though [The Fly] is quite revolting, the special effects for the time are phenomenal, and even with the technology this day, the special effects in this movie are far superior to mot CGI in horror movies today.
October 8, 2017
The Fly is hard to watch, in a good way. If anybody knows the grotesque, it's Cronenberg. The effects are spectacular, but they are also built on a tragic tale of Hubris. The Fly is a great film and I would highly recommend it.
October 7, 2017
Dang creepy and effectively done, The Fly is a masterpiece
½ September 14, 2017
Great gross out creature work
September 9, 2017
Featuring great special effects/makeup that won the Oscar (for Best Makeup), great acting, a scary & dramatic story, & eerie settings, David Cronenberg's "The Fly" is one of the best horror films of all time & one of the best films of the 1980s! A magnificent horror film that will leave you disgusted, touched, & terrified - all at the same time!
½ September 8, 2017
This was great fun. Really enjoyed this movie, didn't know what to expect at first but the way it progressed was really fun. Enjoyed every moment.
August 3, 2017
the original fly starring Vincent price was as great film for it's day, the only problem i had with it was the fact that there's only one scene where the audience gets scared: the revelation of the fly. in this movie not only are there more scares, but we get to see Jeff Goldblum deteriorate into the now famous brundlefly. another highlight of the film was that it's not just a scary movie, it's also a tragedy about an inventor who went too far and it ruined his life.
July 16, 2017
Combining the story, David Cronenberg's directing, Jeff Goldblum's performance, and Howard Shore's moody underscore result in a masterpiece in entertaining cinema. Take a dive into the plasmapool.
July 5, 2017
Seth Brundle, a research scientist invents a way of teleportation, through two "Telepods". After successfully teleporting baboons, he proceeds to perform the teleportation himself,ignoring the fact that there is also a fly in the telepod with him. A marvelous work of makeup, for which it won an Academy Award and it is also pretty horrifying and disgusting as the creature grows inside his body.
July 2, 2017
The golden age of practical effects that is the 80s.
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