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Scanners

  R HD Closed Captioning

David Cronenberg

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Plot Summary

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

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79%
  • Reviews Counted: 29
  • Fresh: 23
  • 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

HELL YEAH!

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

Classic

They don't make them like this any more.

TIMELESS. EPIC. SCANNERS.

Still one of the greatest films I have ever seen. Cronenberg is to be admired not only for his attention to detail but for his moxy as well. Michael Ironside, the synthed-out theme music and Patrick McGoohan (not Patricia) all combine to keep that late 70's flavor alive. Pure love.

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

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