Rabid
Rabid (1979)

For his second commercial feature, following a pair of experimental films and 1977's Shivers, Canadian horror auteur David Cronenberg continued to mine the themes of disease and mutation that were already becoming his perennial… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 24, 2000
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67%
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46%


Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Here is an extremely violent, sometimes nauseating, picture about a young woman affected with rabies, running around Montreal infecting others.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Cinema as a sustained bout of fever, a melancholy defense of Pandora

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is

quite good

Time Out

None of the other recent apocalypse movies has shown so much political or cinematic sophistication.

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Film4

Revolting, yes, but still, an intelligent predecessor to some more moronic efforts in the same genre.

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Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

Te raw, seductive appeal that Chambers conveys is what really keeps you going from one sequence to the next.

Scott McKellar
The Skinny

After the shock tactics of Shivers, Cronenberg's next venture into body horror is more subdued, but holds up surprisingly well.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

While Chambers does add some resonance to the film as a sexual icon, her acting ability is decidedly limited.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

David Cronenberg's underrated second film continues to develop his theme of body manipulation.

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More reviews for Rabid

Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Okay, but kind of off putting. A lot of blood and gore as you would expect from a movie about a freak case of rabies. It kind of made me uncomfortable at times… More
Aj V
Although this movie has the Cronenberg style of gory grotesque horror sci-fi, the story isn't very good, and the ending is bad. Overall, this movie is… More
Ken Stachnik
Hands down the best Canadian zombie film starring a porn star.
Cassandra Maples
David Cronenberg's second major movie can be viewed as a kind of sequel to "Shivers," which, in more ways than one, deals with similar themes and… More
Lee ?
Yet more gross-out fun from Cronenberg. This is basically Shivers again on a much larger scale as the chaos and madness of rabies infected people plague the… More
_kelly .King
I get the message: don't let your girlfriend end up in a plastic surgery clinic, even on accident, because she will totally grow a retractable barbed penis… More