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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%
    reviews counted: 9
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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

4 stars

One of the craziest and creepiest mindfuck type of movies I've ever seen. This is a really interesting and original idea. I liked it, but jeepers is this movie creepy and disturbing. I'm definitely gonna have some more interesting than normal dreams now, and that's saying something. The plot follows a TV executive who is all about ratings and sensationalism. He hits the jackpot when he comes across a video feed that appears to be broadcasting pornographic snuff films of actual murders. He's both horrified and hooked, and things really get intense when it seems like the feed is beginning to alter his reality and sanity. YEah, it sounds totally off the wall, but that's because it is. It's Cronenberg though, so ithat explains a lot. It's got his trademark blending of man and technology, shocking visuals and effects, a warped sense of humor and life, and is really quite an experience to go through. It's also a rather sharp commentary on society, too, and it's handled with lots of intelligence and care, and I couldn't be happier about that. You should really see this movie. It's not for all tastes, but for people who want something surreal, cerebral, and horrific, then this is the film for you.

- cosmo313, Friday, December 7, 2012

3 stars

The new flesh is now a reality, but it became the internet.

- DragonEyeMorrison, Saturday, May 21, 2011

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