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Antiviral is well-crafted body horror, packed with interesting -- if not entirely subtle -- ideas. Read critic reviews

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Syd has to unravel the mystery surrounding Hannah's death before a virus kills him.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Gadon
Hannah Geist
Malcolm McDowell
Dr. Abendroth
Douglas Smith
Edward Porris
Victor Loewy
Executive Producer
Mark Slone
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E.C. Woodley
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Karim Hussain
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Matthew Hannam
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Arvinder Grewal
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Critic Reviews for Antiviral

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  • Antiviral is a none-too-subtle comment on tabloid-generated fandom. But it's undeniably intriguing and loaded with Cronenbergian atmosphere.

    September 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a work that feels technically precise but trying just a little too hard

    August 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • How sick can fans of a celebrity get? Very, answers "Antiviral." Imagine fan fetish culture metastasizing. A pox on consumers and capitalists alike, Brandon Cronenberg sneers.

    May 11, 2013 | Full Review…
  • If Cronenberg's not yet a dead ringer for his iconic dad, he's taken an intriguing first step.

    April 19, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The pace is uneven, the energy sluggish (even the arrival of Malcolm McDowell in the third act doesn't pep things up) and the film feels overlong.

    April 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/4
  • A slick, vapid thriller. Cronenberg has style and flair, but his all-too-obvious ideas about fame leave us with caricatures, not characters.

    April 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Antiviral

  • Dec 07, 2015
    A savvy filmmaker still needs a decent script. Cronenberg has more talent in his little finger than a school full of trained hacks, but the story here? Meh, not so much. It could've used more gell time maybe (as the ideas are sound sci-fi, no doubt). I'll be looking for more from this guy in the future.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2015
    David Cronenberg's kid does a pretty good job, especially considering it's his first feature. The world takes precedence over clarity of story, but so long as that's not the sort of thing that phases you, then I'd definitely recommend this dark satirical sci-fi.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2015
    Antiviral is not easy to characterize or rate. After the first half hour, I thought I would be rating it up. It begins more sci-fi than horror with a look into a concept world (a kind of dystopia that people living in consider normal). From there it becomes less about the ideas and more a typical corporate thriller. The plot falls off and does not hold attention. Still, it is an interesting film that can be recommended to both fans of sci-fi and art house, though be warned that it has a fair amount of non-violent / psychological horror.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2015
    In "Antiviral," you must excuse Syd March(Caleb Landry Jones) for feeling ill today. He has injected a celebrity virus into himself, in order to get it past security at the clinic where he works, so he can sell it on the black market. Luckily for him, he is not the worker who gets caught smuggling. So, he gets promoted to pay a house call to Hannah Geist(Sarah Gadon) to collect her latest virus. Admittedly, "Antiviral" does have a creepy atmosphere and a creepier Malcolm McDowell. But its story really does not add up to much. However, it does have one truly great idea. Which is that celebrity culture is in fact a very contagious and dangerous virus. After all, Bill Hicks did say that humanity is a virus with shoes.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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