• Dead Ringers (1991)

Dead Ringers

Release Date: May 8th, 1991

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 1998

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Elliot (Jeremy Irons), a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly (also Irons). Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire (Geneviève Bujold), but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack, Nick Nichols, Lynne Cormack

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Keywords: Rivalry, Fall, Dark, Deception, 1980s, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    It's almost too rich in ideas for its own good: The sense of concentration and proportion isn't there. But it remains an astonishing, magnetic, devastating piece of work. [23 Sept 1988]

  • 100
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    David Cronenberg's gelid masterpiece. show more

  • 100
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    An instant classic, an Oscar-worthy showcase for Jeremy Irons, and a tightrope ballet over dicey screen material… A subtle movie - and thus a disturbing one. Like “Vertigo,” “The Night of the Hunter,” “Repulsion” and a few others, it finds beauty in morbidity - then nags you to come back for a second dose. [23 Sept 1988]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com