Venom

Release Date: October 5th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom -- leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Melora Walters, Woody Harrelson

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Genres: Adventure , Action , Fantasy , Science fiction

Production Co: Pascal Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Tencent Pictures, Marvel Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: 2010s , New York City , Transformation , Brash , Amusing , Rivalry , Dark , Love interest , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Like his hungry symbiote latching onto Eddie, Fleischer cunningly fastens a malicious irreverence onto an otherwise lacklustre superhero movie. But the symbiosis doesn’t quite take. show more

  • 40
    Sam AdamsSlate

    Venom wants to be something different, an off-kilter dark comedy whose protagonist doesn’t need to be cleaned up so he can fight alongside Iron Man someday. But it’s also terrified to step out of line, and the stench of fear overwhelms whatever wisps of fresh air have sneaked through the cracks in the doorway. show more

  • 40
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    If you are going to Venom for cool superhero action — or for compelling characters, pulpy science-fiction, impressive special effects, a parable about corporations run amok, or a single significant connection to Spider-Man — you will be sorely disappointed. If you can look past all of that (and the dreadful first hour), your reward is Hardy, delivering one of the all-time great unhinged performances. show more

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