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Antiviral Reviews

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April 7, 2013
A one-joke movie--a good joke, yes, but Brandon Cronenberg's agenda clouds the clarity that's needed to fully deliver the punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2013
Cronenberg's use of his Toronto setting is a clever exercise in making the minimal look futuristic, with its cold white surfaces - like Landry Jones' own waify presence - an effective canvas for a plot that grows increasingly bloody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
... a truly striking and unforgettable instant classic.
February 17, 2013
Like his father before him, Brandon makes a virtue of budgetary restraints: Antiviral's rough textures are, in themselves, somewhat alienating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2013
A very accomplished film, especially for a debut.
February 4, 2013
[A] twisted, creepy extrapolation of our obsession with celebrity... [O]ne of the more disturbing and more unsettling films I've seen in a quite a while... and also one of the cleverest examples of science fiction cinema in years...
February 4, 2013
An intriguing and fairly stylish mix of sci-fi, horror and detective movie tropes that suggest Cronenberg might soon step out from his father's shadow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2013
This dark fable is a subversive stomach-churner and not for the faint-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2013
Clearly about the curse of celebrity culture but also hamfisted and confused. If you like nasties, this is very nasty indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2013
Intriguing but laboured, mannered and a little dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2013
Growing gradually sicker and messier along with its conflicted protagonist, Antiviral is, in all its icily unpleasant ickiness, indeed perfect somehow.
February 1, 2013
It may be style over substance, but Brandon Cronenberg cleverly blends his father David's love of medical yuckiness with an elusive Lynchian-style mystery to keep us unnerved all the way through this low-key thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 31, 2013
For all its "yeugh" content, Antiviral is patchily enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2013
Proof that there's room for more than one brainy provocateur in the Cronenberg gene-pool.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2013
If David Cronenberg's entire body of work didn't exist, Antiviral would be a revelation. As it stands...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2013
Queasiness abound but there are no real jolts; the words "foreskin", "anus" and "vulva" are unlikely to disturb anyone under the age of 97.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2013
'Antiviral' never wholly succeeds as either a surgical satire or a medical conspiracy thriller, and its tedious last third is like a diseased body dragging itself slowly to the grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2013
A smart, subversive but rather cold debut from Brandon Cronenberg that's short of the dark wit that lit up his father's early work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2013
Antiviral is an accomplished piece of work ...
January 18, 2013
The film sags a little in its final third, and all the white-on-white interiors get a bit wearing for the eyes; but this chip off the old block has a strong talent behind it and much to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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