Theatrical Release: June 4, 2010


Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing 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 take their boldest experimentation underground–risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition.

Dove Review

There are repulsive moments in this film, a science-fiction-horror flick that actually features some big names although it is what it is, basically not an Oscar-contender but a gross sci-fi flick which does boast top production values. Oscar winner Adrien Brody plays a brilliant genetic researcher named Clive Nicoli. Sarah Polley, nominated for an Academy Award for a screenplay she wrote, plays his serious-minded girlfriend, Elsa Kast, who works with him to invent a hybrid creature like you’ve never seen before. What is their genetic creation? A hairless creature named Dren who develops in such a way that the good doctor has an incestuous type moment with her. Yes, sad to say. There are two creatures that fight vigorously with bloody results during the course of the film. Due to the sexual content, not to mention the language and nudity, and violence, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film. Go see “Shrek Forever After” or “Marmaduke” which both received our Dove Seal and are currently showing at your local theater.

Content Description

Sex: Penis seen in drawing; sex between unmarried couple with accompanying sounds; a sort of incestuous relationship between a creator of a hybrid and his creation; some frank sexual comments.
Language: GD-2; G/OMG-6; J/JC-3; F-19; S-8; D-1; H-1; Crap-1
Violence: Blood is seen from the use of a scalpel; hybrid creatures fight with bloody results; a bloody creature is eaten with blood seen on the character's mouth; character drowned; cat is killed.
Drugs: Champagne, drinking scene.
Nudity: Full frontal female nudity with breasts exposed; a few other scenes with exposed breasts; cleavage; rear male and rear female nudity.
Other: Some attitudes and disrespect.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Vincenzo Natali & Antoinette Terry Bryant
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Producer: Steven Hoban
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter