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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
Dave White
Movies.com
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
ComingSoon.net
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
ESplatter
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
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
Trespass
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
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
August 9, 2010
A compelling and intelligent horror film which twists genre conventions to deliver something excitingly new.
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
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
Moviedex
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...
July 26, 2010
While it doesn't hold back on delivering the odd moment of outlandish gore, it also turns out to be way funnier, freakier and more perverted than its Frankenstein-style story suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
July 22, 2010
One of the year's most unusual, imaginative and daring films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
July 22, 2010
Part horror, part drama and part comedy, this is a hybrid, but an enjoyable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
July 22, 2010
It doesn't go the complete distance, but this is a wholly admirable, refreshingly grown-up science-fiction movie: a Frankenstein with a beating, gene-spliced heart and top-of-the-range performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
July 22, 2010
This Cronenbergian exploration of the perils of inter-species gene-splicing wrestles with some topical and disturbing ideas, but never quite pins them down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 22, 2010
With above average creature effects and a succinct title which neatly bridges medicine and filmmaking techniques alike, teenagers looking for escapism should love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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