Splice Reviews

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November 30, 2020
It takes a deeply debated subject and treats it with the utmost seriousness for the first half-hour, then slowly digresses into an often uncomfortably bizarre monster movie.
September 24, 2020
A film that detours from potential greatness for the sake of a few dark laughs and modestly chilling thrills.
March 5, 2020
Brody and Polley both bring a seriousness of purpose to their portrayal...their authenticity lends an air of substance to what might have been just another risible creature feature in the hands of lesser actors...
March 8, 2019
Bottom line: Splice asks you to suspend your disbelief to the extreme, but if you can, it's a whole lot of fun.
November 5, 2018
Natali's Splice is an engaging, disquieting and most of all thought-provoking film that asks complex questions about the nature of parenthood, the ethics of medical science and what it is to be human.
May 23, 2018
Where the movie succeeds - and I think it does succeed, overwhelmingly - is in drawing you into an emotional relationship with its characters.
May 18, 2018
[Director Natali] treads the fine line of a film that is just believable enough to get the audience's attention, and sci-fi enough for us to think this could never happen. Or could it?
May 14, 2018
Despite the conventional plot it's always fun, even when the action gets increasingly absurd.
August 9, 2017
Though Splice has viscera a-plenty, the horror of it isn't in the gore. It's in the notion that sometimes children end up evil and it might be entirely our fault.
January 18, 2014
While it appears to be a pretty straightforward story, the actual film gives you more in scares and chills - and more to think about - than you'd expect.
February 15, 2013
Who would have thought talent of that calibre would combine to create such a catastrophic stinker.
October 1, 2012
Because of the writers' choice to stay so superficial, we get a sluggishly-paced, forgettable thriller.
November 17, 2011
April 4, 2011
It's the very special genetic engineering episode of Parenthood that was too hot for TV.
March 30, 2011
Splice ends up being disturbing, but not particularly affecting. The use of the human characters is too uneven to pull off the desired effect.
October 13, 2010
"Splice" is one of those movies that just makes you ache, because it almost achieves greatness.
August 24, 2010
If you like to think while you ingest your horror, then this one's for you.
August 15, 2010
Splice is science-fiction/horror at its best, underpinning its daring moments of bodily horror and sexual anxieties with flawed characters to care about and moral issues to wrestle with.
August 13, 2010
Fascinating and exciting yet disturbing and potentially upsetting.
August 12, 2010
Like the mutant progeny, Splice is an unsuccessful hybrid: half moral fable, half mad scientist makes monster flick.
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