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Venom (2018)

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A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Jeff Pinkner (screenplay by), Scott Rosenberg (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Eddie Brock / Venom
Michelle Williams ... Anne Weying
Riz Ahmed ... Carlton Drake / Riot
Scott Haze ... Security Chief Roland Treece
Reid Scott ... Dr. Dan Lewis
Jenny Slate ... Dr. Dora Skirth
Melora Walters ... Homeless Woman Maria
Woody Harrelson ... Cletus Kasady
Peggy Lu ... Mrs. Chen
Malcolm C. Murray ... Lewis Donate
Sope Aluko ... Dr. Collins
Wayne Pére ... Dr. Emerson (as Wayne Péré)
Michelle Lee ... Malaysia EMT / Riot Host
Kurt Yue ... Mission Control Translator
Chris O'Hara ... Astronaut JJ Jameson, III

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Storyline

After a faulty interview with the Life Foundation ruins his career, former reporter Eddie Brock's life is in pieces. Six months later, he comes across the Life Foundation again, and he comes into contact with an alien symbiote and becomes Venom, a parasitic antihero.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Embrace your inner anti-hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Venom had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles on October 1, 2018. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) Before the mercs knocked on Eddie's door Venom sensed them. When Anne was taking Eddie to the hospital later on in the movie (at around 1h 10 mins) Venom didn't sense the drone flying behind Anne's car. However, we don't know how Venom's senses work. It is possible that he senses living beings much better than machines. Besides, hearing approaching humans from a quiet apartment is much easier than hearing a drone from inside a moving car on a loud street. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Astronaut JJ Jameson, III: Life Foundation Control, this is LF1. The specimens are secured, and we're heading home.
Mission Control Operator: Roger, LF1. You are a go for reentry.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, a preview of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) appears. The preview is omitted from home or online releases. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical release featured an extended clip from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a post-credits scene. It was however not included in the internet version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monkey in the Morning: Lightsaber Dueling (2019) See more »

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Venom
Written by Eminem (as Marshall B. Mathers III), Luis Resto and Roger Troutman
Produced by Eminem and Luis Resto
Performed by Eminem
Eminem appears courtesy of Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records
Contains a sample of "More Bounce to the Ounce"
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of LSV Entertainment/Rhino Entertainment Company
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User Reviews

 
Very fun movie
3 October 2018 | by GuanXingSee all my reviews

I don't know what's going on with all the negative reviews. People are really hard to please! I went to see that movie without any real expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Tom Hardy does a fantastic job
  • Venom is an interesting and fun character
  • The plot is fairly classic for this type of movie; nothing good or bad about it
  • The special effects are great - I loved the transformation scenes.
Overall, I recommend it if you like the genre, want to have a good time with a dose of laughters and aren't overly hard to please.


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Details

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Malay

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antidote See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,255,756, 7 October 2018

Gross USA:

$213,515,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$856,085,151
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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