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Alex

This is one of those movies that feels like you are missing about 20 minutes of film. There were several times that I had to tell myself "Okay, THIS is happening now for some reason." Scenes occasionally jump abruptly from one set of actions to another.
This IS an enjoyable film, but ...Read more

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James

This movie's reputation has always been a little puzzling for me, and re-watching it tonight didn't do anything to change my opinion. Cronenberg may have cool visual ideas but he has no clue how to work with actors; I don't think I've ever really bought a single line of dialog in one of his ...Read more

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Devon

Excellent gore effects, but the whole cast is so flat, so lifeless. For a movie about telepaths and exploding heads, I've always found Scanners to be a snooze.

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cero

Goodnenss the sound design in this movie is out of this world. The noise that signals invasive thoughts almost has a writhing quality.

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Chris

Only one head explodes in the whole film. Disappointing.

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Lauren

A great classic horror/sci-fi film about telepathy and telekinesis. This is also a great introductory Cronenberg film because it's a lot more straightforward and less explicit and strange then a lot of his early work. It's got a great performance by Michael Ironside, and probably the best ...Read more

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