Fly, The

Lists: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Monster movie

Brief Synopsis: "When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one."

Overall Ranking: 198 (Rank from 1986: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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AmyJAndrews97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Darren of Movie Reviews 10195
Thomas Pollock90
Dan O'Neill85 - The Fly is a little too over-the-top at points, but David Cronenberg perfectly mashes all of these different elements of romance, drama, and horror as well as a great leading role from Jeff Goldblum to give is a disgusting but emotionally well-told film.
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Warning Sign80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch75 - It's more a sci-fi misadventure then it is a horror. It's An American Werewolf in London meets Back To The Future

People Involved

  • Jeff Goldblum (Seth Brundle)
  • Geena Davis (Veronica Quaife)
  • John Getz (Stathis Borans)
  • Joy Boushel (Tawny)
  • Leslie Carlson (Dr. Brent Cheevers)
  • George Chuvalo (Marky)
  • Michael Copeman (2nd Man in Bar)
  • David Cronenberg (Gynecologist)
  • Carol Lazare (Nurse)
  • Shawn Hewitt (Clerk)
  • David Cronenberg (Director)
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