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Superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But, when the 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This Cronenbergian exploration of the perils of inter-species gene-splicing wrestles with some topical and disturbing ideas, but never quite pins them down."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Daring, disturbing and deliciously twisted."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"While it appears to be a pretty straightforward story, the actual film gives you more in scares and chills - and more to think about - than you'd expect."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It's the very special genetic engineering episode of Parenthood that was too hot for TV."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"If you like to think while you ingest your horror, then this one's for you."
‑ Frank Wilkins, Frank's Reel Reviews
"[It's] witty, aware of its own craziness, and disarmingly insightful about the psychology of its characters."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Who would have thought talent of that calibre would combine to create such a catastrophic stinker."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Splice ends up being disturbing, but not particularly affecting. The use of the human characters is too uneven to pull off the desired effect."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Splice is science-fiction/horror at its best, underpinning its daring moments of bodily horror and sexual anxieties with flawed characters to care about and moral issues to wrestle with."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
"A good horror flick always does metaphoric battle with our interior demons, and Splice summons them in impressive numbers."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"Because of the writers' choice to stay so superficial, we get a sluggishly-paced, forgettable thriller."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
""Splice" is one of those movies that just makes you ache, because it almost achieves greatness."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Like the mutant progeny, Splice is an unsuccessful hybrid: half moral fable, half mad scientist makes monster flick."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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