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Videodrome

horror, thrillers


Rock legend Deborah Harry and James Woods star in David Cronenberg's sci-fi nightmare about a world where a television show seduces and controls its viewers.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    80%
  • Audience Score
    81%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    80%
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  • Audience

    81%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten:

- Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: 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.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Audience Reviews

5 stars

An absolute twisted nightmare of brilliance.

- FilmFanatik, Sunday, March 13, 2011

4 stars

A truly fascinatingly disturbing film. The idea of how humanity is so dependent on technology, its not just a necessity, its becoming part of us. Featuring some unsettling topics, such as hardcore snuff films and brain tumors, Videodrome will not be the most pleasant ride for anyone. As well as and superb effects, Videodrome is topped with a strong performance from James Woods, who I felt wasn't the most sympathetic character or someone you could connect with, but it was one performance that stood out regardless. David Cronenberg's Videodrome has a chilling message, which is rather relevant for today, on how technology is becoming more advanced, which then leads to the demand in explicit/graphic entertainment rise. This may not entertain everyone, however, its power and messages should be looked at in detail.

- samoriley, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3 stars

Prescient, powerful, perplexing, and just plain Cronenberg. Very ahead of its time and perfect for anybody who needed a visual aid to technology's rape of humanity.

- axadntpron, Wednesday, March 16, 2011