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Videodrome Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
August 4, 2015
Simultaneously stupefying and boring, Videodrome is too extreme a blunder to survive exposure to a justifiably disillusioned horror-movie public.
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Variety Staff
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Though Videodrome finally grows grotesque and a little confused, it begins very well and sustains its cleverness for a long while.
| Original Score: 3.5/5