Splice Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 13, 2010
Fascinating and exciting yet disturbing and potentially upsetting.
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.
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.
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.
June 15, 2010
A [final] turn for the mundane doesn't negate the preceding, metaphorically sturdy B-movie thrills.
June 10, 2010
While the film doesn't stray a lot from its genre roots thanks to its take no prisoners attitude and largely because of Brody, Polley and especially Chanéac it's always easy to watch.
June 7, 2010
[It's] witty, aware of its own craziness, and disarmingly insightful about the psychology of its characters.
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.
June 4, 2010
Splice is a genre picture that, almost without you noticing it, gets under your skin for both creepy crawly and emotional gains.
June 4, 2010
A good horror flick always does metaphoric battle with our interior demons, and Splice summons them in impressive numbers.
June 4, 2010
Daring, disturbing and deliciously twisted.
June 4, 2010
What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.
June 4, 2010
The horror genre needs more films like this one; works made by filmmakers willing to take chances and deliver something to viewers that they would never expect.
June 4, 2010
An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise.
June 4, 2010
... mining horror out of moral quandary rather than mindless slaughter, Splice occasionally achieves a terrible beauty.
June 4, 2010
A thoroughly repulsive science fiction-horror flick that slicks up its B-movie tawdriness with high-gloss production values and two otherwise classy stars.
June 4, 2010
The cheap thrills are few and far between in Splice, which prides itself on being more of a thinking man's monster mash.
June 4, 2010
Brody and Polley's performances keep the film grounded in a semblance of reality even when it threatens to go over the top near the end, and director Natali infuses the proceedings with a consistent sense of nail-biting dread.
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.
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