Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature that exhibits uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. And though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate——and threatens to become their worst nightmare.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, 07.07.2010
Daring, disturbing and deliciously twisted.Tom Long, Detroit News, 06.24.2010
An engrossing, if flawed, techno thriller that never quite goes where expected, and that's what makes it such a pleasant surprise.Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, 07.07.2010
Splice is aching to creep out the room with its symphony of goopy creatures and psychosexual situations, but the film is perhaps too timid and verbose to truly lunge forward and gleefully disturb.Brian Orndorf, Dark Horizons, 04.04.2011