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Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground--risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.
- Vincenzo Natali
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 184
- Fresh: 136
- Rotten: 48
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.
Fresh: Daring, disturbing and deliciously twisted.
Fresh: An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise.
Rotten: Like the mutant progeny, Splice is an unsuccessful hybrid: half moral fable, half mad scientist makes monster flick.
consistently awkward, but never interesting.
The science of the movie is very interesting, but once the science has been eliminated from the storyline within the first hour we are left with a film that is like an extended sex scene from Avatar. Literally. It's awkward, it's uncomfortable, and it's not in a good way. This film is hormonally fueled and is about a young creature discovering sex for the first time and becoming infatuated with the two scientists who created her. She becomes "curious".
I didn't think that was what the movie was about either until the storyline took that route and everyone in the theater began to laugh and shake their heads, some walking out.
I stayed to watch the plot get worse and worse, watch it turn into slapstick horror, cliche scares, and predictable storytelling. The creature acts like a bird, tilting her head fast, making moaning noises, and frowning a lot, and has rather fast reflexes. This gets rather laughable after a while...
If you're expecting this to be a film along the lines of "A.I: Artificial Intelligence", "Jurassic Park", or other scientifically fueled films which have deeper meanings or bring forth new concepts and ideas to our minds, then you will be greatly disappointed.
I'm merely giving you an honest warning about what the movies about...but I'm sure you will see it anyway if you really want to.
If you do, then I hope you really enjoy it, cause you spent money.
If you don't see it, then I promise that the only thing you're missing out on are a few really good laughs.
That being said, I really wanted to like this movie and saw it midnight the day it came out in theaters because it looked really good.
Overall this is well made, but poorly executed, and strays into a ridiculous storyline for the entire last half.
At least Species was funny! (SPOILER ALERT)
To quote Adrian Brody's character in the movie, this was "a mistake."
And now... a segment we like to call "Really!?" with Seth and Amy.... So... perhaps there are interesting moments, but really it's just one bad scenario after another. Really? **SPOILER ALERT!!** (Stop reading if you don't want to know what happens) You're gonna let the thing that nearly killed you live in the name of science? And.. really!? You're gonna give it your barbie doll, and talk to it like it's your little girl? Really!? And when the girlfriend's away, you're gonna screw the science experiment your wack-job of a girlfriend treats like her daughter? Really?! And to the writers... really? At the end of the movie you're gonna have the science experiment turn into a male, kill the idiot milk-toast boyfriend (sorry Adrian), impregnate the wack-job girlfriend, and then have her kill the science experiment before signing a contract with the science company to give birth to the wacky offspring? Really!?!?
Worst of all... Rotten Tomatoes -- you guys give this movie more than a 20%? REALLY!?!?
BAD MOVIE... maybe in 10 years it'll be as funny as Species is today, but... they clearly weren't going for funny.
Stay away !!!
I never leave reviews , but i felt the urge to write that this movie is by far the most disturbing and akward movies i have seen lately .
One star is far too much .