Perhaps Cronenberg's defining work this '88 film is a fascinating and masterful excursion into the themes that have been ever present in the director's oeuvre. Jeremy Irons gives an amazing pair of performances here that draw us into the depths of deterioration. Genevieve Bujold also impresses here. Artistically the film has a bold and controversial edge that is equally mesmerizing and disturbing. Essential cinema.
Dead Ringers elegantly keeps you on your toes through a slow-burning plot accompanied with the confusion that comes with depicting twins. At first I thought one was the nervous ego and the other the superego. Yet as with twins they ended up being the supportive structures for each other, brilliantly portrayed by Cronenberg. His best in my mind.
i love recommending this film to friends - the subject matter and plot tend to draw their interest right away. jeremy irons is absolutely divine in his dual role. god. gynecologists draped in cardinal red scrubs, streams of prescription drugs, & medical instruments turned avant garde art displays, cronenberg leads us on a story on the dangerous descent into addiction & codependency w/ meditation on sex and the body.