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Antiviral Reviews

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September 1, 2017
Antiviral is a none-too-subtle comment on tabloid-generated fandom. But it's undeniably intriguing and loaded with Cronenbergian atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2017
It's a work that feels technically precise but trying just a little too hard
May 23, 2017
I respect ANTIVIRAL, but I can't say I liked it. But then again, I'm not sure it wants to be liked. In fact, I believe it's trying very hard to make you not like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2015
A tough, almost willfully difficult movie, but it's fascinating more often than it is dramatically off-putting.
November 25, 2013
With an obsession for close-ups of needles piercing skin, Antiviral leaves one with a OCD-style desire to wash ones hands... the overreaching success of the film lies in its believable depiction of a culture slowly rotting at the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2013
The script is thin but effectively creepy as it examines contemporary pop culture obsessions while maximizing the queasy close-ups of needles, blood and medical procedures.
May 11, 2013
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 6, 2013
Our Lindsay Lohan-obsessed culture gets its comeuppance in this surgically precise satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 30, 2013
Brandon (son of David) Cronenberg demonstrates that the diseased tumor doesn't fall far from the infected corpse, so to speak: He's delivered a movie of smart, satirical science-fiction concepts and disturbing, sometimes bloody images.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2013
A gutsy, notable debut for a young filmmaker who needs to find a unique voice to match his unique ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
The metaphors are maybe too clear (there's a food product grown from celebrity muscle cells), but the filmmaking is solid, using a nearly monochrome palette for its sleek dystopia.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 20, 2013
Originality is a rare commodity in art, so when something fresh and unexpected comes my way, it's cause for celebration. Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral is cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 20, 2013
Cronenberg Jnr has created a reality that makes the skin crawl. Satire, horror and sci-fi meld into one delectably gruesome tale in which Caleb Landry Jones' pasty protagonist spends most of the film clutching a thermometer, syringe and a vial of blood
April 20, 2013
Cronenberg Jnr has created a reality that makes the skin crawl. Satire, horror and sci-fi meld into one delectably gruesome tale in which Caleb Landry Jones' pasty protagonist spends most of the film clutching a thermometer, syringe and a vial of blood
April 18, 2013
Undoubtedly a challenging watch, but it's helped greatly by beautiful cinematography and music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2013
Sick, stomach-churning, satirical sci-fi - and the many distastefully visceral syringe scenes are not for the squeamish.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 13, 2013
Brandon Cronenberg makes a striking debut for his first feature, following on the heels of his famous father while blazing his own career trail.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 11, 2013
It seems the poisoned apple doesn't fall far from the rotting tree.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 11, 2013
The movie can be repulsive at times, but Cronenberg is more interested in ideas than in blood and guts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 10, 2013
Papa Cronenberg must be proud, but be advised: If there's a blood test in your future, book it before seeing this movie.
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