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Splice (2009)

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Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

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Vincenzo Natali

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Vincenzo Natali (screenplay), Antoinette Terry Bryant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adrien Brody ... Clive Nicoli
Sarah Polley ... Elsa Kast
Delphine Chanéac ... Dren (as Delphine Chaneac)
Brandon McGibbon ... Gavin Nicoli
Simona Maicanescu Simona Maicanescu ... Joan Chorot
David Hewlett ... William Barlow
Abigail Chu ... Child Dren
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Storyline

Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA. Written by Anonymous

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She Is Not Supposed To Exist See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language | See all certifications »

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Canada | France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hibrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,385,277, 6 June 2010

Gross USA:

$17,010,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,857,459
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dren has cross-shaped pupils. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene when Clive and Elsa take Dren to the barn, it is night, but when they go inside, there is sun streaming through the skylights. See more »

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Elsa Kast: [crying] What do you want? What do you want?
Dren: Inside... you...
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Alternate Versions

Finnish and German Blu-rays are 108 min. versions. US and UK versions 104 min. See more »

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An unbelievably cold and strange sci-fi flick which makes the cut because of it's sheer originality and well-crafted story
21 June 2011 | by kallepalli-sashankSee all my reviews

Well,I was amazed to be honest,literally amazed when I saw the trailer because it's been a while since I saw a movie made on the same lines as the cronenberg classics.The "man creates rare specimen-turned frankenstein" type of films was widely used in the 70's and most importantly the 80's and I kinda liked that category of sci-fi thrillers so it took me almost 8 months till I finally got my hands on it and thought I was gonna see a typical sci-fi thriller which takes you all the way,but I did'nt see what I expected...

The plot revolves around two scientists,a couple,with a taste for doing the extraordinary and finally go for it when the try to splice human with animal DNA against the orders of their superiors which proves a touch costly when the result turns out to be an animal-human hybrid which looks all but friendly,initially it turns out to be friendly but as it grows...things change.

My heart tells me to tell you more about the unexpected twists and turns the story takes but I just don't wanna spoil the thrills which I experienced and trust me it's something like never before...

When I was seeing this movie I kinda had that perpetual deja vu maybe because it gave me that lurch in the stomach,that kind of feeling you had when you saw classics like "The Fly"..

Well ,the reason why I am not giving it an 8 or a 9 is mainly because of the casting..

Sarah Polley was anything but impressive in her role,she lacked that energy or enthusiasm of a rogue scientist and was mostly irritating,Adrien Brody did'nt look like a circumspect rogue-scientist,in fact he had that Mr. Nice guy look all through the film but still impresses and I still feel that the role of adrein brody's brother in the film could have been given more screen time to add that moral edge to the movie..

Splice is a highly absorbing,engaging and even thrilling sci-fi flick which packs a good punch and carries a rare originality through it's story and screenplay.I could have given it an 8 or a 9 but for the casting.I still give it a decent 7/10.


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