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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. Aug 25, 2013
    Antiviral is an impressive debut by son of David Chronenberg, Brandon Chronenberg that features an intelligent and satirical plot that is both original and creative and is filmed beautifully with visually striking use of lighting and setting and the acting seems to be fine, Malcolm McDowell being the best actor in the film of course. My major problem with the film is that it is a chore to watch; it is very slow and quite boring at times and is even a little dull. Antiviral is definitely a good film, I can't doubt it, and I probably would recommend it to people, but it is not for everyone and I definitely cannot see myself watching it again out of pleasure. Expand
  2. May 30, 2013
    This could have been "fleshed out" into a reasonably entertaining Sci-Fi horror tale in the hands of someone who has developed the skill set to produce a coherent, suspenseful, and understandable storyline. Instead, this disjointed, painfully slow, essentially one character diatribe is presented in its place. and passed off as something deep and profound. Honestly, I've seen movies made by High School students that were better than this. It's mind boggling to imagine all the time and money wasted on this effort. Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2013
    Antiviral is an interesting film. It stays far away from mainstream tradition of horror and instead goes for the kind of body horror that was obviously inspired by Brandon Cronenberg's father, David Cronenberg. The film gets a bit dull in the middle, but I was never actually bored. I should also note a very strong performance by Caleb Landry Jones.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Apr 25, 2013
    There's a certain bravery in Brandon's full embrace of the themes of Cronenberg père, who may be returning the favor with his next film, the Hollywood satire "Maps to the Stars."
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Apr 25, 2013
    Panic about pop culture is not new. Yet Antiviral finds a novel angle of attack.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 18, 2013
    Antiviral is often fascinating to watch. If Cronenberg's not yet a dead ringer for his iconic dad, he's taken an intriguing first step.