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Dead Ringers Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The kind of movie where you ask people how they liked it, and they say, 'Well, it was well made,' and then they wince.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Moira Sullivan
September 30, 2003
Trite, weird, ridiculous, uneventful, sick. Cronenberg at his worst.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A spotty affair that sometimes makes sense and sometimes does not.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 24, 2007
People like myself who find the character played by [Genevieve] Bujold (in one of her best performances) more interesting than either of the twins are bound to feel rather frustrated by the end.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Really sordid stuff that becomes ridiculous, painful, unbelievable and tedious.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Quite possibly one of my favorite Cronenberg films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
May 30, 2005
Dead Ringers is not a fun or particularly upbeat film, but it does grab you by the collar and it sucks you right into the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
March 13, 2006
Cronenberg and Irons achieve perfection in horror.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 18, 2008
This is arguably David Cronenberg's masterpiece.
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Variety Staff
September 24, 2007
Director David Cronenberg handles his usual fondness for gore in muted style.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An intense psychological drama which confronts [Cronenberg's] familiar preoccupations -- fear of physical and mental disintegration, mortality, the power struggle between the sexes -- without the paradoxical protection of visceral disgust.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 2, 2007
It's one of Cronenberg's more complex relationship tales, that puts a deadly spin on separation, loss and hopeless love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Watching Ringers is not unlike watching a critical operation -- unnerving but also enthralling.
Michael Atkinson
November 6, 2001
To watch Irons not merely inhabit two characters in the same frame but chart the dizzyingly subtle, complex dynamics between them -- their history, dependencies, fears -- is to see the thespian equivalent to splitting the atom.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Irons deserved an Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Keith Breese
June 2, 2005
Irons is startlingly off-kilter, his performance a veritable textbook example of deranged if icy brilliance
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 18, 2014
In a weird variation of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde theme, the Mantles are drawn relentlessly and frighteningly towards an inevitable and appalling fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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