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Spider Reviews

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April 10, 2003
Spider (Please Not Another Tall Tale by Freud)
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 13, 2003
Spider doesn't exhibit anything approaching character growth -- he's an enigma trapped in a personal Mobius strip of his life, which unfortunately doesn't make for much of a movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2003
The ending is profoundly disturbing, but it doesn't mean anything outside this sad man's life.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2003
"Spider" is an earnestly wrought but shallow exercise that never really gets under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2004
This sorta over-ripe Freudianism is, like, so-o-o-o yesterday.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
December 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
Incredible performances in a sleep-inducing mind-trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2004
Fails to connect with its audience and concludes in a contradictory and jumbled fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 2, 2003
It's not clear whether the film's uneasy ambiguity is intentional or merely the result of pretension or lact of artistic control.
March 18, 2003
The film mumbles and shuffles along at the same maddening pace as its titular character, inspiring some sympathy but mostly aggravation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2002
Rarely has a film so tediously built to a climax this underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 2, 2003
Even with a marvelous cast that includes Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne and Lynn Redgrave, it's tough to identify with the characters.
| Original Score: 1/4
February 9, 2003
Plods and stutters its way to a conclusion that isn't nearly as smart or touching as it thinks it is, through a first hour of maddening obscurity and a remainder of pathetic obviousness.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2003
Terminally tedious, Spider is all mood and no movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 1, 2003
What goes wrong with Spider is pretty basic: The audience has no idea why it was made.
March 2, 2003
After a while, it becomes clear that Cronenberg's game plan is unchanging; scene after shadowy scene proceeds in the same lockstep.
March 6, 2003
What is the point of a gothic Edward Gorey riddle if it's got all of the depression and none of the drollery?
March 6, 2003
Filmmakers always gamble with an audience's sympathy when they resort to narrative trickery. I would argue that Mr. Cronenberg and Mr. McGrath have lost their gamble, though I can't help honoring their high-minded intentions.
April 10, 2003
Definitely a trip into unexplored territory.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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