• Splice (2010)


Release Date: June 4th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 2010

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Geneticists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in creating hybrids of species. When they propose the use of human DNA, their pharmaceutical company bosses forbid it, forcing them to conduct experiments in secret. The result is Dren, a creature with amazing intelligence and physical attributes. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, but as she begins to grow at an accelerated rate, she threatens to become their worst nightmare.

Cast: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac, Simona Maicanescu, David Hewlett, Abigail Chu, Brandon McGibbon, Jonathan Payne

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Genres: Horror , Science fiction

Production Co: Gaumont

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Husband, Offbeat, Playful, Forbidden love, 2000s, Marriage, Wife, Brother, Quest, Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film takes itself frivolously when that's appropriate--some of it is charmingly silly--and seriously when, as is often the case, all sorts of good surprises are unleashed. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Unsettling, intelligent, and way-out-there. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Writer/director Vincenzo Natali takes his tale in some truly icky directions, not quite making it into Cronenbergland but going far enough to elicit solid 'ewww' laughs from the crowd. show more

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