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Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. 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. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How sick can fans of a celebrity get? Very, answers "Antiviral." Imagine fan fetish culture metastasizing. A pox on consumers and capitalists alike, Brandon Cronenberg sneers."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"What Jones hasn't been given is a character to play. Syd is a cipher, neither sympathetic nor hateful, nor even interestingly human."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"...a ridiculous and flat-out dumb premise that's employed to terminally underwhelming effect by Cronenberg..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Our Lindsay Lohan-obsessed culture gets its comeuppance in this surgically precise satire."
‑ Christian Toto, Big Hollywood
"A gutsy, notable debut for a young filmmaker who needs to find a unique voice to match his unique ideas."
‑ Mark Keizer, Alt Film Guide
"If Cronenberg's not yet a dead ringer for his iconic dad, he's taken an intriguing first step."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"With an obsession for close-ups of needles piercing skin, Antiviral leaves one with a OCD-style desire to wash ones hands... the overreaching success of the film lies in its believable depiction of a culture slowly rotting at the core."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"As pretentious as it is boring."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The metaphors are maybe too clear (there's a food product grown from celebrity muscle cells), but the filmmaking is solid, using a nearly monochrome palette for its sleek dystopia."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"The pace is uneven, the energy sluggish (even the arrival of Malcolm McDowell in the third act doesn't pep things up) and the film feels overlong."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Before long, the aggressive sleekness of Antiviral becomes its own kind of ennui."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, NPR
"The script is thin but effectively creepy as it examines contemporary pop culture obsessions while maximizing the queasy close-ups of needles, blood and medical procedures."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Brandon (son of David) Cronenberg demonstrates that the diseased tumor doesn't fall far from the infected corpse, so to speak: He's delivered a movie of smart, satirical science-fiction concepts and disturbing, sometimes bloody images."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Originality is a rare commodity in art, so when something fresh and unexpected comes my way, it's cause for celebration. Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral is cause for celebration."
‑ Beth Accomando,
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