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Scanners Reviews

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August 13, 2015
Cronenberg's deadpan techno-thriller lampoon
August 20, 2014
an intriguing and (by Cronenberg's standards, at least) fun movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2014
Cronenberg is so great at juxtaposing the surreal with the mundane to generate both creeps and (nervous) laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 14, 2014
The generous selection of bonus features includes vintage elements, like a trailer made up almost entirely of the exploding-head scene, a handful of radio spots, and a 1981 talk-show appearance in which Cronenberg discusses his work up to that point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2014
Scanners consolidates the ruling problematic of the Cronenberg project from the sex slugs of Shivers to the financial abstractions of Cosmopolis: what are the effects of signals on an organism?
January 22, 2014
Scanners, for the most part, is unable to distinguish itself from other similarly-themed horror thrillers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2007
Like Tod Browning, Cronenberg doesn't have the stylistic resources to match the forcefulness of his ideas, but his movies remain in the mind for the pull of their private obsessions.
June 5, 2007
Ironside is fantastic as the lethal Revok, helping make this a popular cult favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2007
Excellent Cronenberg horror flick
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark (but bland) world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai.
February 20, 2006
A mind-blowing telekinesis thriller that immediately put Michael Ironside on the map as one of the most intense actors around.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2004
An early masterpiece by David Cronenberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2003
An absolute must-see cult classic for horror and sci-fi fans alike.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2003
This relatively early work from Cronenberg shows all his signature stylistics in full bloom.
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