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Videodrome Reviews

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February 28, 2013
Here, Cronenberg is a provocateur only to a point - boldly striding past boundaries of comfort but getting the heebie-jeebies upon approaching true profundity. But he wasn't too far from figuring out which incisions could cut the deepest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 16, 2011
...an intriguing, deeply interesting film that over the course of almost three decades has acquired a prescient quality, but it's also schlock; a kind of cyberpunk rewrite of Network that indulges Cronenberg's taste for venereal horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
January 9, 2011
There's little denying that Cronenberg was way ahead of his time with much of Videodrome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 30, 2008
... Videodrome is as contemporary and relevant as ever.
June 19, 2008
[I]t stands out as one of Cronenberg's very best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2007
Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation with a series of stunning visual effects.
June 6, 2007
David Cronenberg's most visionary and audacious film up to the time of its making, Videodrome is a fascinating rumination on humanity, technology, entertainment, sex, and politics that is virtually incomprehensible on first viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 6, 2007
Never coherent and frequently pretentious, the film remains an audacious attempt to place obsessive personal images before a popular audience -- a kind of Kenneth Anger version of Star Wars.
March 3, 2007
Veers from being risible to sinister as it explores how viewers are brainwashed by TV.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 12, 2006
Videodrome is arguably one of Cronenberg's best horror films, and it holds up brilliantly.
September 26, 2005
The director captures the worst-case scenario of what might happen at the dawn of the video era, going all the way back to our parents' warning us not to sit too close to the television.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2005
Underbaked, but you can't argue with its otherworldly aura. One disappointment: we don't get to see the belly-slit sex organs Baker designed for the never-used orgy finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 29, 2004
By the time it reaches its...inevitable-feeling conclusion, 'Videodrome' has become more than a mere horror film--it's an indictment of everyone represented by its characters.
September 20, 2004
Cronenberg was ahead of his time with this gross-out horror flick.
| Original Score: B
September 1, 2004
Thematically, it connects easily with most other titles in the Cronenberg oeuvre, with the added treat of having been released far ahead of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2004
Though Videodrome finally grows grotesque and a little confused, it begins very well and sustains its cleverness for a long while.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 22, 2004
It certainly sets the skin a-crawl, I'll give it that.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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