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Watch while in theaters! Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 81
- Fresh: 53
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Eventually the clammy spell of this handsomely designed but solemnly paced movie begins to wear off, and you long for a little action or at least some fresh air.
Fresh: Cronenberg achieves a kind of heightened reality that does not resemble the real world but possesses its own internal logic.
Fresh: Papa Cronenberg must be proud, but be advised: If there's a blood test in your future, book it before seeing this movie.
Fresh: Cronenberg's directing style is elegant, all shiny surfaces and sleek camera moves, until the horror begins; then the film turns as dark and as bloody as the physical decay of its star-obsessed characters.
A chilling, darkly funny fable that deconstructs celebrity culture and the cynical corporate interests that drive it through the metaphor of designer pathogens. Brilliantly shot and convincingly acted. Watch for the extended cameo from cinema's all-time greatest space monkey.
Aw -- disappointed
Thrillingly morbid and creepy at the beginning, but by the end it's just grim, nasty and tedious -- kind of like walking uphill in a sharp wind with a headache.
Matthew Barney Anyone
It's a safe bet that someone who worked on Antiviral is a BIG fan of the artist Matthew Barney because much of the production design looks like it was lifted from his work. That said I think it is quite a good first outing for Cronenberg the younger. It has a wonderfully creepy tone and strong performances throughout.