Crimes of the Future

critic Reviews

, 78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Quintessential if not classic Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future finds the director revisiting familiar themes with typically unsettling flair.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Namrata JoshiNational Herald (India)
    The opening sequence of the maestro’s new film, Crimes of the Future shows him in a different, tad mellower frame of mind. That deviation in the mood suffuses the rest of the film as well.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    An oddly sweet package, with human connection at its heart.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    At once sparse and thematically loaded, it’s the sort of visceral-slash-cerebral provocation that only Cronenberg could—or would—make in the first place. Meet the new flesh, same as the old flesh.
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    Sophie Monks KaufmanHyperallergic
    Starring Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen, and Kristen Stewart, Crimes of the Future is funny, serious, and sexy all at once.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Crimes of the Future is a futuristically retro slice of body horror that left me speechless. It is a twisted descent into madness, refusing to coddle its audience or offer up a single happy ending. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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    Raphael AbrahamFinancial Times
    Fascinatingly strange...
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    Fernanda SolórzanoLetras Libres
    The environmental film subgenre often has better intentions than representatives. Crimes of the future is one of the few honorable examples, and an atypical film in a filmography of cold characters. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Gayle SequeiraFilm Companion
    Crimes of the Future is a striking reminder that one of his biggest strengths as a storyteller is probing the human soul.
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    Rohan NaaharThe Indian Express
    Crimes of the Future is — at least on a purely thematic level — Cronenberg’s answer to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman&#59; a film about mortality that he couldn’t have made as a young man.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    [David] Cronenberg, who also wrote his own screenplay, may have been conceptually fascinating but his overall execution is strangely dull and hollow.
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