Scanners

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Time Out says

This looks less like Cronenberg's popular mid-'70s exploiters (Rabid, Shivers) than one of his early experimental films remade on a higher budget, with a small group of 'scanners' (warrior-telepaths) fighting off a sinister mind-war army that is backed, indirectly, by industry and the state. Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark (but bland) world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai. And he punctuates it with spectacular set piece confrontations which really do dramatise the abstract, ingenious premise. As always, there's a nagging feeling that the script is not quite perfectly realised on screen, but Patrick McGoohan's bizarre cameo performance, and the extraordinary moral and sexual ambiguity of the final scanning contest, more than make up for it.
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1980

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103 mins

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Miche

My grandfather was the helicopter pilot Lloyd Ayers he never mentioned it. So my sibs and I are all high watching this great gore film When the pilot comes into view we all stand up and yell in this packed theater "That's my granpa!!" Oh and David is a brilliant genius I love every film his use of the colour blue is so awesome he remembers home and outs those colors in every film

Miche

My grandfather was the helicopter pilot Lloyd Ayers he never mentioned it. So my sibs and I are all high watching this great gore film When the pilot comes into view we all stand up and yell in this packed theater "That's my granpa!!" Oh and David is a brilliant genius I love every film his use of the colour blue is so awesome he remembers home and outs those colors in every film