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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Leigh is perfectly cast as the game-pod goddess. show more

  • 50
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    Cronenberg can create alternative worlds like few other filmmakers, and that's a real achievement. If he learns to make us care about them, he'll really have something. [23 April 1999, Life, p.8E] show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    David Cronenberg is one of the most intellectual film makers around. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Gets diagnosably schizo. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    With his usual consummate visual skills and his flair for the nauseatingly audacious, David Cronenberg’s written (spottily) and directed (stunningly) a movie that often makes you feel as if you'd lost contact with reality: a twisted, nightmarish tale of futuristic reality games and a couple on the run. [23 April 1999, Friday, p.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As loaded with special effects as "The Matrix,'' but they're on a different scale. Many of his best effects are gooey, indescribable organic things, and some of the most memorable scenes involve characters eating things that surgeons handle with gloves on. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Viewers should stay far away unless they have a strong stomach for deliberately disgusting effects. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    EXistenZ, unlike existence, just lacks that certain mystique. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Because of the potential of the idea and Cronenberg's reputation as a film maker, it's a real disappointment to watch eXistenZ fall apart the way it does. show more

  • 90
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    This is not light-hearted entertainment. Be prepared to think. Uncle Dave will take you someplace new. show more

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