Scanners

Scanners

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Classic ‘80s sci-fi horror from David Cronenberg about a small, secret group of beings called Scanners – gifted with pain-inflicting psychic powers and a desire to take over the world. A scientist discovers one of these beings and converts him to wage war against his own kind.

1981Rating: R16, Horror scenes and violence103 minsCanada
HorrorScience Fiction
Director:
David Cronenberg ('The Fly', 'eXistenZ', 'Eastern Promises', 'A History of Violence', 'Videodrome')
Writer:
David Cronenberg
Cast:
Jennifer O'NeillStephen LackPatrick McGoohanLawrence DaneMichael Ironside

Scanners | Reviews

70%37 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Scanners offers at least one literally eye-popping moment and another that can only be called mind-blowing.

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Time Out

Time Out

Looks less like Cronenberg's popular mid-'70s exploiters than one of his early experimental films remade on a higher budget

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Made with enough craft and skill that it could have been very good, if it could find a way to make us care about it.

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