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Spider (2003)

Spider

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

February 28, 2003

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Production Budget

$10 millions

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

David Cronenberg

Producer

Catherine Bailey, David Cronenberg, Samuel Hadida

Screenwriter

Patrick McGrath

Starring

Story


Spider is set in the East End London in the 1960s and '80's. A deeply disturbed boy, Spider (Bradley Hall), 'sees' his father brutally murder his mother and replace her with a prostitute, Yvonne (Miranda Richardson). Convinced they plan to murder him next, Spider hatches an insane plan, which he carries through to tragic effect. Years later, Spider (Ralph Fiennes) is released into a halfway house, where he receives little care or attention from the landlady Mrs. Wilkinson (Lynn Redgrave). Unsupervised, Spider stops taking his medication and starts revisiting his childhood haunts. His attempts to sustain his delusional account of his past begin to unravel and Spider spirals into fresh madness.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Slow, laconic, and intermittently fascinating..”
by Christopher Null [Filmcritic]
“..one of the director's most accomplished films..”
by Eric Harrison [Houston Chronicle]
“..It's a noble effort on Cronenberg's part, and some strong performances render it worth seeing..”
by Brian McKay [EFilmCritic]