Videodrome Synopsis
The manager (James Woods) of a Toronto cable-TV station tracks an unlisted torture/death show.
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TV Guide

A fascinating rumination on humanity, technology, entertainment, sex, and politics that is virtually incomprehensible on first viewing and...
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80

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Its dense mysteries remain more tantalizing than distancing: No other director integrates the creepy with the cerebral quite like...
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80

Variety

Film is dotted with video jargon and ideology which proves more fascinating than distancing. And Cronenberg amplifies the freaky situation...
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70

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Though Videodrome finally grows grotesque and a little confused, it begins very well and sustains its cleverness for a long while. (Review...
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40

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Never coherent and frequently pretentious, the film remains an audacious attempt to place obsessive personal images before a popular...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters are bitter and hateful, the images are nauseating, and the ending is bleak enough that when the screen fades to black it's a...
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