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This movie made me sick.


It's like watching Hannibal Lector feed a man his own brain matter or cut his face with glass. It's so bland and dark and gray and stale. Like the beginning of joe vs the volcano, just makes you wanna puke. This isn't the body parts or play misty for me or american psycho kind of interesting and thrilling drama. It's
just boring and bland and weird. Not the eraser head weird, but the puppet master meets perfume kinda weird and only half as good.

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Wrong.

'Scientists get funky about having their research poached' - Byers

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Nah. This is one of his tamer movies.

Not at all bland. Jeremy Irons gives not one, but two great performances. The special effects were revolutionary. And the relationship between the two brothers is touching and sweet at times.

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bland is absolutely not a word i would use to describe dead ringers

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I liked this movie. It had, IMO, one of the best performances from Jeremy Irons. The man can do anything from sympathetic to psychotic. I think this movie would have failed if he wasn't cast in it.

He was perfect as Rodrigo Borgia in The Borgias. I was shocked when Showtime cancelled that series.

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Yes. Bland. Exactly that.

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I'm not a great fan of the film either OP, but this IS David Cronenberg all over and Jeremy Irons does give an absolutely brilliant performance.🐭

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