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The Fly (1986)

HD   R Closed Captioning

David Cronenberg

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About the Movie

In a remake of the 1958 cult classic, a young scientist transforms himself into a fly in an experiment gone horribly wrong. Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point, Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 57
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 8.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Oct 18, 2011

Fresh: 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. – Variety Staff, Variety, May 27, 2011

Fresh: 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. – Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Oct 14, 2014

Fresh: As slimy and as grotesque as some of its special effects become, The Fly is a far superior horror film to the top-grossing film in America of late, Aliens. – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, Aug 4, 2013

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Customer Reviews


Ugh! I still remember the first time I watched this movie, it's still uncomfortable to watch it! Great horror movie but it still scares the hell out me and my friends. All in all a well recommended movie to scare someone and make them have nightmares!

Unsettling and Exciting

A total gross out-from pukes to when his ear falls off- it's disturbing but I couldn't bring myself from watching the end.
Watch if you dare!

Way to much $ for the movie.

Great movie but why is it 17.99? You can buy it on blu ray for 7.99. Come on apple!

The Fly (1986)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1986

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