Hollywood Reporter - 01/28/2010
"The effects work is quite strong -- no surprise for a fright-flick with Guillermo Del Toro as an exec producer -- as is the moody score."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/04/2010
"The outstanding creature effects by Howard Berger only get more astonishing as SPLICE splits into an eerie horror picture, then divides again into something out of ROSEMARY'S BABY."
Rolling Stone - 06/10/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Brody and Polley perform way beyond the call of sci-fi duty, creating complex characters that draw us in."
Wall Street Journal - 06/04/2010
"[D]istinctive....SPLICE was directed, deftly, by Vincenzo Natali from an extremely smart screenplay..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/04/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "SPLICE is a hybrid that works. It's a smart, slickly paced, well-acted science-fiction cautionary tale-horror movie-psychological drama."
USA Today - 06/04/2010
"With seamless special effects, director Vincenzo Natali creates a believable hybrid creature that alternately elicits fear, revulsion and sympathy."
Movieline - 06/04/2010
"[Natali] has achieved that rare, sought-after thing: a vision of an ethically compromised near-future just possible enough to engross both intellectually and emotionally and outrageous enough to engage suspension of disbelief."
New York Times - 06/04/2010
"[A] pleasurably shivery, sometimes delightfully icky horror movie about love and monsters in the age of genetic engineering..."
A.V. Club - 06/03/2010
"For all the gleaming technology and echoes of cloning, stem cell research, and other contemporary issues, the horror here stems from the couple's attempts to keep a fragile, newborn creature alive..." -- Grade: B+
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/02/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "The script blends human psychology with scientific speculation....Brody and Polley are smart actors..."
Premiere - 06/07/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "SPLICE is an old fashioned monster movie that owes it's obsession with writhing, slime-slicked flesh to director's like David Cronenberg, and dreamy romanticism to the movie's producer, Guillermo Del Toro..."
Total Film - 01/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he effects are slickly done..."
CUBE director Vincenzo Natali offers up another visual feast with this sci-fi thriller starring acclaimed actors Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. SPLICE follows a pair of scientists who have found success with creating genetic hybrids of various animals. When they attempt to add human DNA to the their formula, the results are both surprising and potentially destructive.