Splice (2009) Movie Review

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Splice (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
104 minutes / 1h 44min

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Splice Plot Synopsis:

Two young rebellious scientists are told by their employers to halt groundbreaking work that has seen them produce new creatures with medical benefits by splicing together multiple organisms' DNA. They decide to secretly continue their work, but this time splicing in human DNA.

Splice (2009) Review

Splice (2009) is a sci-fi horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube (1997), Darknet, Hemlock Grove, Wayward Pines, Star Trek: Discovery). Splice had an estimated budget of $26 million and grossed $16.9 million at the box office. This movie features lots of dark and twisted situations derived from many moral situations.

Biochemist couple Clive (Adrien Brody - King Kong (2005), Predators (2010), Backtrack (2015)) and Elsa (Sarah Polley - Dawn of the Dead (2004), Mr. Nobody (2009), Go (1999)) splice together the DNA of an amphibian, a bird, and a human. The result is a mess of unseen circumstances. Should a human create life and what about the ramifications of that creation?

Splice does well in conveying the scientist’s sense of wonder and amazement as they create the new species followed by their attachment to the creature and weird sense of nurturing if you call it that. Unforeseen at first but adding to the later tension and complexity of the creature is the fact that the human DNA came from a mentally unbalanced source. This film suffers from pacing issues where you find yourself watching the time. Not mentioning the questioning situations the scientists get themselves into with Dren (Delphine Chaneac - Transporter: The Series) that will make the viewer uncomfortable at times. Splice is an overall entertaining film that mostly not watch again. The ending leaves us with the promise of a sequel, but that seems highly unlikely to happen.

  • Splice Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 6.39
  • IMDB: 5.7
  • MetaCritic: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5

About Splice 2009

Title: Splice
Year: 2009
Runtime: 104 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Reviewer: Score: 3 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.2/5 stars from 86,105 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 86,105 MPAA Rating: R
Splice Cast Starring: Adrien Brody, David Hewlett, Sarah Polley, Brandon McGibbon, Delphine Chanéac, Simona Maicanescu, Abigail Chu, Doug Hicton, Delphine Chanéac
Splice Writers: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant, Doug Taylor
Splice Director: Vincenzo Natali
Box Office: $16,999,046
Production: Warner Brothers
Website: http://www.splicethefilm.com/
Language: English, French
Country: Canada, France, USA