Screamers

Screamers

Christian Duguay (1995)

103min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Resembling a less atmospheric hybrid of Alien and The Thing, this dingy adaptation of Philip K Dick's short story Second Variety is only a moderate success. Peter Weller (RoboCop) plays the soldier attempting to negotiate peace with his futuristic enemies, who comes up against the eponymous deadly defence units, which have evolved into increasingly sophisticated adversaries. Although there are decently mounted action sequences and the post-nuclear production design is nicely realised, there are far too many lulls in the story and, crucially, with the exception of Weller, it's difficult to care whether these underdeveloped characters live or die.

Summary

A disillusioned colonel leads soldiers and workers against an army of killer robots he helped design, after they all get stranded on a remote planet. Sci-fi thriller based on a tale by Philip K Dick, starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin and Andy Lauer.

Cast & Crew

Colonel Hendricksson Peter Weller
Ace Andrew Lauer
Becker Roy Dupuis
Ross Charles Powell
Jessica Jennifer Rubin
Elbarak Ron White
Landowska Liliana Komorowska
Leone Jason Cavalier
Director Christian Duguay
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD
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