Crimes of the Future

Crimes of the Future

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David Cronenberg remakes his own 1970 sci-fi-horror film of the same name, with Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Scott Speedman.

'A deep dive into the not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of transhumanism, others attempt to police it.' (Official synopsis).

2022Rating: R107 minsCanada, France, GreeceSerendipity Point Films, Argonauts Productions S.A., Ingenious Media, Téléfilm Canada, CBC, Bell Media Studios, Neon
HorrorScience Fiction

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This slow-paced, action-light film... is an unmoored, dreamlike meditation on the filmmaker’s recurrent topics: transgressive sex, art and politics, nightmarish visions of organic matter.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It’s marvelous to have Cronenberg back and to behold his undimmed, unparalleled skill at welding the formulations of horror and science fiction to the cinema of ideas.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film offers up more mysteries than it solves. Still, riveting work from Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux... will draw the curious to this Neon release.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s an extraordinary planet that Cronenberg lands us down on, and insists we remove our helmets before we’re quite sure we can breathe the air.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Provocatively feverish stuff from the dearly missed vintage annals of Cronenberg.

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Total Film

Total Film

Crimes Of The Future feels authentically part of the filmmaker’s uniquely weird oeuvre... even if the low-energy, overly-talky, oddly open-ended script doesn’t hit the heights of his ’80s heyday.

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Variety

Variety

It’s a body-horror movie that keeps growing new “ideas.”

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Time Out

Time Out

There’s more than enough here to hope that Cronenberg still has a masterpiece or two yet to (emerge)...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There's not much to grab onto logic-wise, because so little is revealed. That leaves Cronenberg's gifted cast to pile intrigue and emotion on a mostly blank page.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Crimes of the Future is silly and elegant, and it might make you squirm a little...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Unlike Crash) there’s no shock of the new in Crimes of the Future.

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The Times

The Times

It is immediately one of the great mysteries of cinema that a film featuring mutant ballet dancers, open-air surgery and eroticised wound-licking could be punishingly dull, but the veteran director David Cronenberg has managed it.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

But a Cronenberg sketch – and that’s what it feels like – offers more to chew over than most bloated epics.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

There are a lot of long conversations which ultimately don’t say a great deal.

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South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Some will balk at the slow pacing... but with committed performances, humour and twisted imagery, it’s Cronenberg at his best.

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Crimes of the Future | Release Details

Crimes of the Future is coming to cinemas in Australia on 10 June 2022.