Spider

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50

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  1. SusanD.
    Jun 15, 2005
    2
    I thought at least the special effects would be good as I am not a big fan of comics, but the effects were terrible! The story line was juvenile at best, there was no character development and the ending was dismal and dark with no explaination that made sense...other than the world is made up of bad people. Boring!
  2. ChrisH.
    Nov 13, 2003
    0
    I'm too stupid to understand this movie???!!!!! .....hmmm....what????

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. His story is sad, compelling and morbidly, tragically watchable.
  2. 88
    What catches us in Spider's web -- besides the indelible performances of Fiennes and Richardson -- is the director's sympathy with this freak man-child who struggles to order his confused memories into a kind of truth.
  3. This is a rare adaptation where the script (by McGrath himself) heads straight for the novel's horrible essence, reproducing it non-verbally and in an even more concentrated form.