Spider

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35

Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Spider as a character is a fantasizing detective, but the movie is no Singing Detective (the high-water mark of the sub-genre). This film rarely rises above a murmur.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. williamw
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    The most nerve-racking, chillingly precise film about mental illness ever made. In my humble opinion, the director's magnus opus.
  2. Methusalah
    Jan 9, 2008
    10
    This movie was visually astounding. It had more eye catching, amazingly framed scenes than any previous Cronenberg movie. A surreal trek This movie was visually astounding. It had more eye catching, amazingly framed scenes than any previous Cronenberg movie. A surreal trek through a day in the life of a mentally ill individual. Full Review »
  3. MathewB.
    Jul 6, 2007
    10
    A masterpiece of perception of reality vs. reality