106 mins
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Two convicts confront their pasts in a facility run by a visionary who gives them emotion-altering drugs in this near-future... More

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Spiderhead | Ratings & Reviews

The other film released this year from the director of Top Gun: Maverick is "fun weekend viewing" rather than "future classic" - but gets maximum bang for buck out of limited locations and stars an enjoyably villainous Chris Hemsworth.

"Dud city. SKIP IT."


"Though it starts with promise, Spiderhead... treats its most intriguing elements like an afterthought."


"(A) heavy-handed debacle."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"All premise and no payoff."

The TimesThe Times

"Spiderhead really goes off the rails... But at least it has rails to go off of, and they’re pretty good ones."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Spiderhead is a lousy name for a not-much-better movie."


"Like a lesser episode of Black Mirror."


"Having stretched out the story idea to feature-film length, the film doesn’t really give the sense that it knows where it is going."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Kosinski can’t make the inane philosophising about free will sound profound or new..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"(Hemsworth's) performance in Spiderhead might well be the best thing he’s done..."


"(The film) offers the pleasure of watching two actors, just coming into their full powers, going at it full-bore, moment by moment."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Woefully bland..."


"With nimble performances, slick polish, dark-pitched wit, razor sharp sentiments, and a Yacht Rock-infused soundtrack, the film proves a seductive high."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"A highly talky, at times upsetting prison drama — think Fortress meets Limitless."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"It’s essentially the Ex Machina you can follow while making cups of tea and checking your phone, which may be all that Netflix wanted from it."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"By no means a flawless execution, Spiderhead is a compelling story that had me hooked from the opening shot to the closing credits."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Teller’s lead performance is characteristically layered and complex... He plays subtext beautifully in Spiderhead, with plangent notes of regret."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The movie rarely meets a point it can't make three times over, then hit with a mallet."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Teller and Smollett deliver grounded, emotionally committed performances..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"All the ingredients are there for a daring satire... but the icky execution gets every creative decision wrong."


"Despite a few too many conventional turns, it remains a worthwhile watch."


"An extremely intriguing concept and fantastic performances all around the board..."


Spiderhead | Details

Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Country of origin
Netflix Original

Spiderhead | Trailers