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ScannersScanners are men and women born with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers and a group of them plan to create a race that will rule the world. Then, a scientist sends one of them to hunt others like him.
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Directors of "Scanners"David CronenbergBirthdate: 15 March 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Creators of "Scanners"David CronenbergBirthdate: 15 March 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Critic Reviews of "Scanners"Chicago ReaderJune 05, 2007
Like Tod Browning, Cronenberg doesn't have the stylistic resources to match the forcefulness of his ideas, but his movies remain in the mind for the pull of their private obsessions.VarietyJune 05, 2007
All this should give fans of David Cronenberg's previous pix their money's worth, although lack of any rooting interest vitiates any possible suspense and highly elegant visual style works against much shock value.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark (but bland) world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai.Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 23, 2004
Scanners is so lockstep that we are basically reduced to watching the special effects, which are good but curiously abstract, because we don't much care about the people they're happening around.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
The quality of the film's inventiveness is not always of the first order, which is too bad because Mr. Cronenberg does seem to be a director-writer of some style.CinePassionAugust 13, 2015
Cronenberg's deadpan techno-thriller lampoonQ Network Film DeskAugust 20, 2014
an intriguing and (by Cronenberg's standards, at least) fun movieMovie MetropolisAugust 03, 2014
Cronenberg is so great at juxtaposing the surreal with the mundane to generate both creeps and (nervous) laughter.The DissolveJuly 14, 2014
The generous selection of bonus features includes vintage elements, like a trailer made up almost entirely of the exploding-head scene, a handful of radio spots, and a 1981 talk-show appearance in which Cronenberg discusses his work up to that point.Film Comment MagazineJuly 07, 2014
Scanners consolidates the ruling problematic of the Cronenberg project from the sex slugs of Shivers to the financial abstractions of Cosmopolis: what are the effects of signals on an organism?Reel Film ReviewsJanuary 22, 2014
Scanners, for the most part, is unable to distinguish itself from other similarly-themed horror thrillers...TV GuideJune 05, 2007
Ironside is fantastic as the lethal Revok, helping make this a popular cult favorite.
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