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Splice Reviews

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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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 2, 2010
It begins with such promise, a kinky modernist twist on a classical sci-fi morality tale. That it degenerates into conventional, genre horror is all the more disappointing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
June 2, 2010
Despite its relative bravery in choosing not to embrace the Grand Guignol, Splice is a little too hit-or-miss to truly work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Avery
Christianity Today
June 11, 2010
This cautionary tale about science without boundaries goes to such lengths to "cross the line" narratively that it leaves the big questions behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Clay Cane
June 4, 2010
Regardless of the camp factor, you are only laughing because of its stupidity - not because it's so bad that it's good. Halfway through, 'Splice' mutates from tolerable to ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 3, 2010
The climax is a pileup of sorts as the movie suddenly becomes an audience-pandering monster-in-the-woods creature feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
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.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 14, 2010
Splice undone by mad science.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Bill Gibron
June 3, 2010
two thirds of a really interesting movie
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 4, 2010
It wants to tour the scarred human psyche, yet the cobbled-together screenplay is silly when it should be spooky, cold when it should boil over and dumb when it should be smart.
Brian Orndorf
June 2, 2010
It's impossible to buy the tight-pants reaction to Dren when the rest of the film is so robotic. The more Natali pushes the sexual nature of the material, the sillier the film becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
Splice is aching to creep out the room with its symphony of goopy creatures and psychosexual situations, but the film is perhaps too timid and verbose to truly lunge forward and gleefully disturb.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
July 26, 2010
A B-movie science-fiction melodrama that really needed the genius of David Cronenberg to bring it to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
June 3, 2010
It's hard to care about what's happening, when you don't care about the people it's happening to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 3, 2010
Though a stylish thriller with an initially palpable sense of menace and kinky tension, the story takes such ridiculous turns that it ends up undercutting its initial promise.
Jen Yamato
June 4, 2010
A must-see for sci-fi and horror nuts, even if Natali throws away a perfectly compelling first two acts in favor of the big 'Oh no they didn't' ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Cornelius
July 10, 2010
It's nice to see a genre film try to be smarter than it needs to be, but all we really get is a genre film that's duller than it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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