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David Cronenberg

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About the Movie

Darryl Revok is the rogue leader of the world's 237 Scanners--who are capable of reading minds and inflicting incredible psychic torment--except one, who has been captured by a corporate entity bent on destroying the movement. Directed by David Cronenberg.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 30
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The quality of the film's inventiveness is not always of the first order, which is too bad because Mr. Cronenberg does seem to be a director-writer of some style. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Like Tod Browning, Cronenberg doesn't have the stylistic resources to match the forcefulness of his ideas, but his movies remain in the mind for the pull of their private obsessions. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Scanners consolidates the ruling problematic of the Cronenberg project from the sex slugs of Shivers to the financial abstractions of Cosmopolis: what are the effects of signals on an organism? – Nathan Lee, Film Comment Magazine, Jul 7, 2014

Fresh: Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark (but bland) world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai. – Derek Adams, Time Out, Aug 17, 2007

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Customer Reviews


Finally, Scanners in 1080p! One of my favorite '80s sci-fi horror films from Cronenberg, second only to Videodrome.


Finally Scanners in HD! This is my favorite Cronenberg movie.

Look at something else.

I saw this movie in 1983 and it was not very good. In 2013 it is even worse. Helen Keller and her sister must have given the two tomatoes for this movie. Who would want to waste their money or time.....please look at another movie that's worth your time. I love looking at movies but this movie is JUNK!!!!!

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1981

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