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Existenz Reviews

May 21, 2018
eXistenZ - both Allegra's latest beta release and David Cronenberg's dizzying B-movie - makes the different textures of game, film and life increasingly difficult to tease apart.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
January 26, 2006
Dark, delirious fun.
July 21, 2005
It's good art direction in search of an idea.
Top Critic
March 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
January 1, 2000
This darkly sexual sci-fi horror variant by Cronenberg makes The Matrix look like child's play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
January 1, 2000
It's a pleasure to find the brooding Cronenberg turning out a trifle, even if it's a dark trifle.
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
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
April 23, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: B