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Fly


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  Fly Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
 
Average Rating
6.77 /10
 
Starring
Jeff Goldblum , Geena Davis , John Getz
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Directed by: David Cronenberg
Written by: Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg

 
 
 
Released: 1986
   
Genre: MONSTER
REMAKE
HORROR
SCIENCE FICTION
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 100
 
 


 

Another scientific experiment goes wrong - and even more gruesomely.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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David Cronenbourg's initially gripping and ultimately revolting remake of the 1958 cult film succeeds in everything it sets out to do, but there’s a nastiness and sadism about it. Jeff Goldblum (pictured right) and Geena Davis (left) hold their own with remarkably realistic performances among the Oscar-winning make-up and special effects. Critical reaction was mixed, but generally favourable. The film grossed almost $35 million in its first nine weeks at the domestic box-office, and led to an inferior sequel, The Fly II (1989) with Eric Stoltz.

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