Crimes of the Future (2022)

Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman,
Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.
  • 6.0 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2022-06-22 Added:
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  • David Cronenberg, Director:
  • Robert Lantos, Panos Papahadzis, Steve Solomos, Producer:


8 / 10

The entire movie feels like it is building up to a worthwhile and tremendous climax that the film never hits; but conceptually, this is brilliant

Crimes of the Future (2022) is a movie my wife and I saw in theatres last night. The storyline follows a future where surgery and pain is the new sex. In the future they don't feel pain so they push the limits of the human body. They've gone so far in their experiments the human body has begun to evolve in new ways science has never seen and the government wishes to hide from society. Underground observations has become the rage to whiteness surgeries that explore the human body and its evolution.

This movie is directed by David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers) and stars Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Scott Speedman (Underworld) and Welket Bungué (Upheavel).

The storyline, settings l, cinematography and circumstances of this picture are wildly original, unique and well done. The special effects are first rate with fantastic surgery scenes and gore. The characters are mysterious and unpredictable and there are tremendous plots and subplots in this film. My only complaint is the entire movie feels like it is building up to a worthwhile and tremendous climax that the film never hits; but conceptually, this is brilliant.

Overall this is a movie that fails to reach its full potential but is wildly entertaining and an absolutely must see. I would score this a 7.5/10 and strongly recommend it.

7 / 10

The future of art....


My expectations for the film were completely off. The trailer made me think that the film was going to be one way, but turned out it was the opposite.

While it wasn't as I expected it was still a decent film. It was artistic, dark, twisted, and intriguing. The story had an interesting concept. "Surgery is the new sex". With that in my mind now it really opens a new visual to the film.

The performance was very well done. It's been awhile since I've seen Viggo Mortensen in a film. He was excellent and I enjoyed his performance. Having only seen Léa Seydoux in "James Bond" previously, I thought she did an excellent job as well opposite Viggo. Continuing with the acting performances, this is perhaps the first film that I enjoyed Kristen Stewart's performance. Just her shyness and dark persona made her likeable.

The film does lose a lot interest because it becomes too slow at times and drags on more than it needs to a certain moments. While a slower pace is key to the film it's just too slow.

Overall, there is some good intriguing moments to the film that I struggle to convey into words. A twisted art story involving slicing and dicing the body. Honestly, it was worth seeing in theatres, but I would've preferred to see it on a cheap night.

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it helps you a little in making a decision. Until next time.... Enjoy the show!

8 / 10

Unexpected body horror

I mainly wanted to see cause I love David Cronenberg's films, I barely knew much and I fairly enjoyed Crimes of the Future. The ambient music is one of my favorite aspects, I really like weird movies and the acting is great! Reminds me of Pathology but much weirder. I talked to one guy in the audience for a bit before the movie started he seemed cool I was surprised he left halfway in, it's not a bad movie at all. An interesting surgery story with some not so appealing eating; I would recommend the movie to anyone that would be interested.

7 / 10

More thought-provoking than disturbing, but a solid watch regardless

After eight years, Cronenberg is finally back with the simple premise: what if humans could no longer feel pain? And, for the most part, he's able to expand on this idea to create one of his most interesting features, and a very welcome return to cinema. It's certainly a movie to avoid if you want something flat-out scary, but if you're looking for something more idea-driven, this could be a great watch.

Normally, Cronenberg films can be divided into two distinct types: the spectacle-driven horror movies (Videodrome, Naked Lunch) and the ideological social dramas (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises). For a while they just existed as two very different phases of his career, miles apart in both tone and theme. But with Maps to the Stars, his previous film, Cronenberg created a bold and memorable mix of them: one moment is a disturbing encounter with a ghost, the next is social commentary on Hollywood celebrities.

This trend continues in Crimes of the Future to an even more extreme degree, with disgusting body mutilations and musings on the nature of evolution existing side-by-side. It's one of his most intellectual features, deftly exploring the fascinating world he has created and letting the audience mull over its implications.

The clinical direction and cinematography can understandably be off-putting to some people. But it helps create a sterile, almost casual atmosphere, one that does a good job of conveying the future's lack of emotional attachment to the human body. It's no longer a remarkable work of nature, but merely a blank slate that's to be molded however you wish.

A movie like this can really fall apart if the acting's not up to par, but luckily the cast is uniformly great. They're all more than capable of selling this idea of a post-pain world in which humans rip out and mangle their own organs in front of entranced onlookers. Kristen Stewart has the most difficult job of everyone (for reasons that are too intriguing to spoil), and she absolutely nails it. She's awkward, funny, and disturbing in equal proportions. Although it is disappointing that she's somewhat underused in the movie, what little screen time she has is very effective.

Is Crimes of the Future a perfect movie? Definitely not. It's overly indulgent at points, some of the supporting characters don't have a lot to do, and its message about humanity and technology doesn't have the resonance it should. But ultimately, the film accomplishes nearly everything it strives for: it's gross, psychologically stimulating, restrained in all the right ways, and a thoroughly satisfying film overall. I'm thrilled to see what Cronenberg does next.

Final Score: 77/100.

7 / 10

Where's the Whole movie ?

Crimes of the Future is well crafted . Lea Seydoux , Viggo Mortensen , and Kristen Stewart are in top form . Lea commands the screen. Viggo is mysterious in a Emperor Palpatine cloak . Kristen Stewart is transformative . The slight aging of her face gives her a haunting look . At the Cannes Festival multiple patrons walked out during intro. It's probably the most shocking intro in film history. It not gory . But upsetting. And lastly the film ends abruptly. I sat in my seat bewildered that it had ended . Not for everyone. See it after a trip to the Tavern with friends at night . U can sleep it off afterwards.