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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    Like the virtual game he plays on us, the film is weird, it's addictive, and Lord, it's alive!
  2. 50
    Because of the potential of the idea and Cronenberg's reputation as a film maker, it's a real disappointment to watch eXistenZ fall apart the way it does.
  3. Its name, the film's title, is pronounced "eggs is tense" and meant to have a whiff of the philosophical, even if its intellectual ambition seems mostly limited to spelling affectations.