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Videodrome Reviews

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January 26, 2006
There are distinct signs of strain in the plot convolutions, not least in the spectator's loss of faith over indiscriminate and cheating use of hallucination; what certainly survives is Cronenberg's wholesale disgust with the world in general.
March 9, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Cronenberg, whose Max Renn might be seen as some sort of alter ego, however absolves technology from its share of responsibility for media-induced alienation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
June 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2002
More weird than scary.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2001
it feels like Cronenberg started with a great idea, and just wasn't sure what to do with it
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2001
On a line starting with quality and ending with incompetence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2015
Simultaneously stupefying and boring, Videodrome is too extreme a blunder to survive exposure to a justifiably disillusioned horror-movie public.
January 16, 2011 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
May 22, 2004
It certainly sets the skin a-crawl, I'll give it that.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
December 11, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
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.
July 12, 2006
Videodrome is arguably one of Cronenberg's best horror films, and it holds up brilliantly.
February 16, 2003
frequently nonsensical, but was years before its time
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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