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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This picture is disgusting. [15 Aug 1986] show more

  • 90
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    This is a first-rate squealer. [07 Aug 1986] show more

  • 100
    TV Guide

    As a remake, The Fly transcends the original, taking it in new directions and exploring its underutilized potential. show more

  • 100
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    David Cronenberg's The Fly is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise. [15 Aug 1986] show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    The Fly is that rare species of movie - a remake that far surpasses the original and, quite frankly, all expectations. [15 Aug 1986] show more

  • 88
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Fly is a mass-market, horror- film masterpiece that is also a work of art; it is the very movie the timorous feared "Aliens" would be - a gruesome, disturbing, fundamentally uncompromising shocker that accesses the subconscious. [15 Aug 1986] show more

  • 100
    Los Angeles Times

    What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation. [14 Aug 1986] show more

  • 90
    Richard Corliss Time

    A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance. show more

  • 70

    David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 horror classic The Fly is not for the squeamish. Casting Jeff Goldblum was a good choice as he brings a quirky, common touch to the spacey scientist role. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    A film that tries to be too many things at once - funny but not campy, sad and scary, a horror story and a human tragedy show more

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