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Scanners Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety
June 5, 2007
All this should give fans of David Cronenberg's previous pix their money's worth, although lack of any rooting interest vitiates any possible suspense and highly elegant visual style works against much shock value.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Scanners is so lockstep that we are basically reduced to watching the special effects, which are good but curiously abstract, because we don't much care about the people they're happening around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The quality of the film's inventiveness is not always of the first order, which is too bad because Mr. Cronenberg does seem to be a director-writer of some style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5