Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: August 15, 1986 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
79
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 11 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
2
Negative:
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Boston GlobeMichael Blowen
The Fly is that rare species of movie - a remake that far surpasses the original and, quite frankly, all expectations. [15 Aug 1986]
100
David Cronenberg's The Fly is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise. [15 Aug 1986]
100
Los Angeles TimesPatrick Goldstein
What makes The Fly such a stunning piece of obsessive film making is the way Cronenberg deftly allows us to identify with his monstrous creation. [14 Aug 1986]
90
This is a first-rate squealer. [07 Aug 1986]
88
The Fly is a mass-market, horror- film masterpiece that is also a work of art; it is the very movie the timorous feared "Aliens" would be - a gruesome, disturbing, fundamentally uncompromising shocker that accesses the subconscious. [15 Aug 1986]
25
This picture is disgusting. [15 Aug 1986]