The Fly
The Fly (1958)

Wealthy Helene Delambre (Patricia Owens) is discovered late at night in the factory owned by her husband Andre (David Hedison). Helene stands beside a huge metal press, which has crushed the head and arm of her husband. Held for murder, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 16, 1958
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Deliciouly funny to some and eerily presicient to others, The Fly walks a fine line between shlocky fun and unnerving nature parable.

Variety Staff

One strong factor of the picture is its unusual believability.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

One of the better, more restrained entries of the 'shock' school.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

A bit corny, but mostly a chilling and worthwhile experience. Mother Nature is the bad guy in this tale. The humans are all protagonists. All of them.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Slightly above average 50s science fiction (1958), enlivened by a nearly literate script by James Clavell.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The climax ("Help me!") has given many viewers chills while providing others with chuckles -- I'm in the former camp; the primal terror of that situation never fails to move me -- but the rest is efficient in its solemnity.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Contemporary horror fans will be struck by how much more dramatic than horrific 'The Fly' is.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Clavell's script successfully treads a fine line between black comedy and po-faced seriousness.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's the charisma of Vincent Price that really drives this movie and makes it a classic even today.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The Fly is a study in how the boldness of new discoveries is compromised by science's need for precision, but it's also a nightmarish tale of a comfortable little family, and a nagging little buzz.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This was probably the first Vincent Price movie I ever saw if my memory serves me correctly, probably doesn't but eh. Again this film is actually an… More
Sergio Garcia
Classic horror over the 50's. I watched yesterday on TCM and I really enjoyed it. The story is great. Quite original and full of suspense. I loved the cry… More
Spencer S.
While I think the Cronenberg remake is the best version of this story, this early rendition is definitely awesome. The remake relies purely on the horror… More
Melvin White
I know I am in the minority, but I find this to be superior to the remake. I liked how the story was told and the lead up to a great ending; which at the time… More
Christopher Heim
A top-notch nostalgic horror flick from the 50's that features the ever awesome talent of Vincent Price. The plot is very original and carefully told with… More
Aj V
This is the original Fly movie, I recommend it over the 80s remake, it's so much more suspenseful and cool. Although Price doesn't play the main… More

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