Splice : Movie Review

Though Sundance-screened and sporting an upscale cast, writer-director Vincenzo Natali's Splice has a mad science quality. He has cross-bred a self-serious psychodrama and a queasy creature-feature, and unleashed this malformed freak on the world.

Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley are Clive and Elsa, a married couple of "rock star" genetic engineers. Not since Hackers have such pains been taken to make a tedious, sedentary undertaking seem EXTREME: They crank the boom box in the lab, decorate their apartment with huge manga canvases, and show up to work dressed like they've just come from a rave in Cologne.

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Author : Nick Pinkerton