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The Fly Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    79

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation. [14 Aug 1986]

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    David Cronenberg's The Fly is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise. [15 Aug 1986]

  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    A film that tries to be too many things at once - funny but not campy, sad and scary, a horror story and a human tragedy

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 horror classic The Fly is not for the squeamish. Casting Jeff Goldblum was a good choice as he brings a quirky, common touch to the spacey scientist role.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Time Richard Corliss

    A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    This is a first-rate squealer. [07 Aug 1986]

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