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Splice (2009)

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Airs Tue. Apr. 02, 1:05 AM on HBO

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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.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

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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They Created A Monster See more »

Genres:

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:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,385,277, 6 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,999,046, 1 August 2010
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The two genetically spliced organisms introduced in the beginning of the film, Fred and Ginger, are references to the classic singing and dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. See more »

Goofs

When Dren hangs upside down from the rafter in the barn, her dress doesn't fall down around her shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Elsa Kast: If you could understand crazy, it wouldn't be crazy.
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The company logos appear on X-rays. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Switch (2011) See more »

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Frenchy's
Written and Performed by Holy Fuck
Courtesy of XL Music Ltd / 4AD Music Ltd
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Started out good, ended up not so good
6 June 2010 | by freaky_daveSee all my reviews

Splice was a movie that had a lot of promise. It seemed to be building towards something special, but got lost in an unnecessary plot thread that didn't quite work towards the end. THis specific plot started with a scene involving the creature and the character played by Adrian Brody, and it was a scene that didn't quite work because there wasn't enough of a build up towards something like that happening. Sure there were some scenes leading towards that, but in my opinion those scenes were not enough to take such a major step forward, not after he first showed disgust towards the creature at the earlier phases of its development. On top of that the movie goes even farther into absurdity at the conclusion, involving the character played by Sarah Polley and the creature again, taking much of the intelligence of the film out of the equation.

In my opinion, the director was onto something in the beginning but then took the story into an unnecessary direction that might've still worked if there had been some real build up to those points which led to the conclusion. Sure there were some signs, but really not enough. Instead the movie ends in what can only be called a total WTF moment, and it doesn't work at all. Not a horrible movie, but only average and not recommended.


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