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Splice Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Who would have thought talent of that calibre would combine to create such a catastrophic stinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeff Beck
October 1, 2012
Because of the writers' choice to stay so superficial, we get a sluggishly-paced, forgettable thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It's the very special genetic engineering episode of Parenthood that was too hot for TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Lucius Gore
October 13, 2010
"Splice" is one of those movies that just makes you ache, because it almost achieves greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
August 24, 2010
If you like to think while you ingest your horror, then this one's for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 12, 2010
Like the mutant progeny, Splice is an unsuccessful hybrid: half moral fable, half mad scientist makes monster flick.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
August 12, 2010
By the second half of Splice, the film has devolved into a rather silly, yet distinctly unsettling blob of horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Beth Wilson
August 11, 2010
Splice is most enjoyable when it embraces and revels in its science-experiment-gone-wrong cheeky horror persona.
Nick Dent
Sunday Mail (Australia)
August 11, 2010
The dire consequences of meddling with nature haven't been explored quite so well for quite some time as in Vincenzo Natali's Splice.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
August 11, 2010
I love the character of Dren, which is nerd spelt backwards. I loved the relationship between her and her putative parents: Adrian Brody and Sarah Polley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 11, 2010
The Frankenstein story, a cautionary tale about ambition racing ahead of one's talents, has potential for great pathos and tragedy, Splice opts for far less than that and only partially succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
August 9, 2010
A compelling and intelligent horror film which twists genre conventions to deliver something excitingly new.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 6, 2010
Sci-fi horror turns feral in this misguided story about genetic engineering that morphs into more of a monster freak show than a story with genuine thrills
Simon Foster
August 2, 2010
Offers just enough moral and emotional ambiguity to make for an engaging if occasionally icky movie-going experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anders Wotzke
August 2, 2010
Natali [takes] his film down some dark and disturbing paths, and even if you're not overly keen about the destination, you have to commend him for daring to go there.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
August 2, 2010
Spends three quarters of its running time desperately fighting against being the kind of film you expect it to be, before becoming exactly the kind of film you expect it to be...
Patrick Kolan
IGN Movies AU
July 28, 2010
It's a shame -- there's a lot of enjoyment to be extracted from Splice, but it remains a Frankenstein's monster of piecemeal storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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