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June 5, 2002
Cronenberg's commentary here, though grotesque, belies a certain intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Because of the potential of the idea and Cronenberg's reputation as a film maker, it's a real disappointment to watch eXistenZ fall apart the way it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg needs more than ideas for his next film, he needs a good script and actors who are more suited for their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 7, 2001
...too clever for its own good. Once you catch on to the gimmick...it isn't half as entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 1999
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
eXistenZ is well thought out...to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
[It's] meant to have a whiff of the philosophical, even if its intellectual ambition seems mostly limited to spelling affectations.
January 1, 2000
eXistenZ keeps you guessing throughout, but this eventually becomes tiresome.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg throws so much blood and guts into this film that at times I felt like I was watching the Surgery Channel on a TV placed in a tank full of bait.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
The biggest flaw is the film's patent lack of a life pulse
January 9, 2002
The only visual jolts come from Cronenberg's trademark images of grotesque amphibians and oozing intestines, and these creepy-crawly moments are merely repulsive, not provocative.
March 24, 2002
Bringing a light touch to the grave issues of mortality, illusion, identity, and technology that have obsessed him throughout his career, Cronenberg turns them into a diverting, disorienting, ultimately inconsequential hand of solitaire.
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg has created an emotionally weightless intellectual exercise that's fun to parse but little fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
July 21, 2005
It's good art direction in search of an idea.
April 27, 2007
I just don't happen to like puzzle films of any kind, but I must credit Mr. Cronenberg with more intellectual depth than most of his fellow pessimistic movie pranksters.
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Matrix is mainstream sci-fi, but eXistenZ, written by Cronenberg, is much stranger; it creates a world where organic and inorganic are not separate states, but kind of chummy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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