100

Boston Globe

The Fly is that rare species of movie - a remake that far surpasses the original and, quite frankly, all expectations. [15 Aug 1986]
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100

TV Guide

As a remake, The Fly transcends the original, taking it in new directions and exploring its underutilized potential.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
David Cronenberg's The Fly is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise. [15 Aug 1986]
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100

Los Angeles Times

What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation. [14 Aug 1986]
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
This is a first-rate squealer. [07 Aug 1986]
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90

Time

By Richard Corliss
A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The Fly is a mass-market, horror- film masterpiece that is also a work of art; it is the very movie the timorous feared "Aliens" would be - a gruesome, disturbing, fundamentally uncompromising shocker that accesses the subconscious. [15 Aug 1986]
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70

Variety

David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 horror classic The Fly is not for the squeamish. Casting Jeff Goldblum was a good choice as he brings a quirky, common touch to the spacey scientist role.
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60

The New York Times

A film that tries to be too many things at once - funny but not campy, sad and scary, a horror story and a human tragedy
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This picture is disgusting. [15 Aug 1986]
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79 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.