Spider (2002)

Spider is set in the East End London in the 1960s and '80's. A deeply disturbed boy, Spider, 'sees' his father brutally murder his mother and replace her with a prostitute, Yvonne. Convinced they plan to murder him next,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ralph Fiennes is brilliant in this accomplished and haunting David Cronenberg film.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This is one of the director's most accomplished films.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Definitely a trip into unexplored territory.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Spider deserves much more than it'll probably get, it's a fine and enjoyable film from a cinematic master.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

It's a pleasure to watch such an understated treatment of potentially sensational subject matter.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Spider isn't nearly as disturbing as it is intriguing, despite its subject matter.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... the film's slow, toilsome journey does not lead to any particularly shocking or interesting revelations.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Although languid to a fault, Spider offers some payoff for those with enough patience to stick it out.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Claustrophobic and profoundly creepy, Spider isn't a pleasant viewing experience, and that's the point.

Jordan Hiller

What Cronenberg achieves ultimately in his latest mind bender is the full-scale distraction of his audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I can Sum This one up in 3 Letters WTF, A complete wasted of my time, I would have rather stick needles in my eyes. 1/2 star 9-10-13
Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardsonm, Bradley Hall, Tara Ellis, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville DIRECTED BY: David Cronenberg Spider is set in… More
Morgan Salem
Im in the middle of watcing it right now, and while it is interesting it is slow and RALPH FIENNES! :( I love your vioce and you murmer throughout the whole… More
Wahida K
Wow, this Movie is Brilliant. Ralphy Fiennes is Brilliant. Ralph Fiennes playing a paranoid-schizophrenic. At first I was tiny bit confused, but I was warned by… More
El Hombre Invisible
Spider is an incredibly subdued and well-paced drama of psychological horror and detached self-examination. The interesting thing about Spider is the… More
Conner Rainwater
A really bizarre story that is incredibly Cronenberg in every way. Ralph Fiennes was completely perfect and gave an emotionally compassionate and gripping… More