Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

Psycho-sexual horror from David Cronenberg, led by Jeremy Irons in a dual role as a pair of twin gynaecologists with an interest in surgical techniques and equipment at best considered... unconvential. The siblings use their identical looks to their advantage, with the confident brother ‘passing on’ the women he seduces to his meek counterpart. But when the shy one becomes romantically involved with an actress, the brothers’ relationship dynamic is thrown off balance.

1988Rating: M111 minsCanada, USA
DramaHorrorThriller
Director:
David Cronenberg ('Eastern Promises', 'A History of Violence', 'eXistenZ', 'The Fly', 'Videodrome')
Writer:
David CronenbergNorman Snider
Cast:
Jeremy IronsGeneviève BujoldHeidi von PalleskeBarbara GordonShirley DouglasStephen Lack
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Variety

Variety

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Cronenberg handles his usual fondness for gore in muted style.

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Time Out

Time Out

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An intense psychological drama which confronts [Cronenberg's] familiar preoccupations without the paradoxical protection of visceral disgust.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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For those who enjoy cinematic visits to other, darker worlds, this blood's for you.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What makes the performance(s) even better is that Mr. Irons invests these bizarre, potentially freakish characters with so much intelligence and so much real feeling. [23 Sept 1988, p.C10]

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The secret may be that Cronenberg approaches his trashy material with the objectivity of a scientist; it is his detached, cold style that makes the material creepy instead of simply sensational.

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Variety

Variety

press

Cronenberg handles his usual fondness for gore in muted style.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An intense psychological drama which confronts [Cronenberg's] familiar preoccupations without the paradoxical protection of visceral disgust.

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

For those who enjoy cinematic visits to other, darker worlds, this blood's for you.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What makes the performance(s) even better is that Mr. Irons invests these bizarre, potentially freakish characters with so much intelligence and so much real feeling. [23 Sept 1988, p.C10]

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The secret may be that Cronenberg approaches his trashy material with the objectivity of a scientist; it is his detached, cold style that makes the material creepy instead of simply sensational.

0

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