The Fly (1986) Synopsis
A scientist's genes are mixed with those of a common housefly during a botched teleportation experiment.
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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

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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...
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100

Los Angeles Times

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What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous...
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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 -...
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70

Variety

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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...
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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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Epic

By supertroup
I'm going to be honest with you. You could EASILY tell that everything was fake. Sounds cheesy, right? Well, not at all. It creeped me out! It was scary, epic, and threw in a sad surprise at the end!...

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Rated R