Existenz - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Existenz Reviews

Page 1 of 4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
It's a disturbing, disorienting sensation -- puzzles within puzzles, games within games -- that continues right up to the last shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
October 25, 2007
Experienced gamers should find much to savor through the films unique assessments on the nature of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
[Cronenberg is] a laughing existentialist here, a philosopher who sees the comedy in disorientation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Dark, delirious fun.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 2, 2004
Brave moviegoers and fans of writer-director David Cronenberg will find funny dialogue and grotesquely engrossing scenes in his latest sci-fi horror tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 23, 2003
Fans may find certain similarities between eXistenZ and Videodrome bothersome, but both films are the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 9, 2003
An evolution for the filmmaker that will reach maturity in the quiet, devastatingly economical eloquence of Spider.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
a genuinely jolting yarn... Cronenberg eventually succeeds in making the audience feel as disoriented as Allegra...
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
The premise is solid, the script is clever and well-thought-out, and the movie is consistently engaging...
| Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A s-fi thriller that challenges us to ponder the propensity we all have for surrendering ourselves to cheap thrills as a substitute for the boredom of reality.
Jamie Woolley
December 3, 2001
In the hands of anyone else, the notion of computer game terrorists would be ludicrous, and even Cronenberg fails to explain their motives, using the film instead to indulge in surreal exercises of dream logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Jennifer Jason Leigh is an ideal Cronenberg heroine, projecting a personality that is smart, wary and capable of obsessiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
What matters to Cronenberg is the imaginative trip on which his film takes its audience and the eerie feeling of unease it leaves with them at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
It is a movie that exists in almost a dreamlike state, eminently watchable but too bizarre to really involve its audience personally. That is not a criticism, but only a statement.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Page 1 of 4