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Embryo Reviews

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½ May 2, 2016
After watching this film, all I can say is WTF. Someone took a real concept from science and then snorted a ton of cocaine. That's the only explanation I have for this dreadful film. Sci-fi morality tale, twilight zone horror tale, lifetime TV movie-I don't know where to place this flick other than the garbage.
½ June 15, 2015
a bit dated but still watchable thriller
½ September 16, 2014
It has the feel of an erotic B movie to it. It was certainly not that well-made.
June 3, 2013
Dated to the point of no return
May 18, 2013
Slow moving which doesn't get thrilling enough until the end. Bland characters and an overall pretentious plot. It has some eerie tones to it, but the film simply doesn't offer enough.
February 4, 2013
Rock Hudson plays a scientist who, while experimenting with fetuses, discovers a way to grow one to an adult in just a few days. However, one of his human experiments turns into an intelligent psycho killer. One in a long line of terrible and clueless horror films which starred classic Hollywood stars. Avoid at all costs.
October 27, 2012
A scientist discovers a growth hormone that enables an embryo to develop into a young woman in a matter of days. He then goes about teaching the bright woman about life, including a hands on tutorial of the birds and the bees. Good tragic ending.
October 8, 2012
Not as exciting as the title would lead you to believe, the chess scene with Roddy McDowall is pretty amusing though.
½ September 21, 2012
enjoyable old skool horror tv movie.
½ April 17, 2011
Legitimate warning for not playing God.
March 25, 2011
A scientist discovers a growth hormone that enables an embryo to develop into a young woman in a matter of days. He then goes about teaching the bright woman about life, including a hands on tutorial of the birds and the bees. Good tragic ending.
½ January 23, 2011
Doctor develops a full grown female from an embryo in a matter of weeks. Carrera makes an ideal trophy wife for any Doctor. Best scene is Carrera defeating an arrogant Roddy McDowell in chess. Despite the dire complications, a victory for science.
November 27, 2010
Not great but a rather intresting modern day frankenstein tale. Worth a watch
January 29, 2010
An underrated b-movie from the 70s, Embryo explores a scientist who is experimenting on bringing up fetuses artificially from dying pregnant females. This procedure somehow makes the embryo grow rapidly to a grownup in days, and the scientist uses a serum to retain growth to normal. Little does he know however, that there is a side effect that leads the patient to act violently.

After experimenting with a dog fetus which proves success, he gets the chance to work on raising a human embryo. Despite more challenge in the process, it is proven a success for the scientist. The subject, a newborn girl whom the scientist names Victoria, learns quickly with speech and knowledge from books that teach her everything from computers to chess games, making her particularly unique. However, she too is effected with the side effect, feeling an occasional ache of age.

The acting's actually not bad in this film. You can feel connected to the bond between the scientist and Victoria as she is 'growing'. Rock Hudson's not bad playing the scientist who journalizes his experiments; you feel involved with him and what's happening in his mind. You might say the actress playing Victoria is kinda hammy, but it fits the part, since she is a child at first when she first awakens in adult form.

The idea is interesting. On the downside, there are some cheesy moments that break the seriousness; like how the dog manages to open and close a car door and murders a poodle, hiding its trace secretly. You wish those moments were left on the cutting room floor.

But despite criticism, it's quite watchable for a b-movie. Check it out while you can.
August 22, 2009
Pretty decent sci-fi style story involving test tube babies and strange injections.

Good acting, and a decent enough movie with a message.
June 4, 2009
Un nanar seventies sur les manipulations d'embryons, dont la trame est plus ou moins pompee sur celle de Frankenstein : un toubib, bouleverse par la mort de sa femme enceinte, mene des experiences pour sauver des embryons en accelerant leur croissance mais finit par engendrer un monstre qui se retourne contre lui et sa famille. La seule originalite ici, c'est que le monstre a la plastique tres avenante de Barbara Carrera, la James Bond girl de "Jamais plus Jamais", et que le createur finit par se taper sa creature. Ce funeste inceste aurait probablement beaucoup inspire des types comme Cronenberg, De Palma ou Verhoeven. Malheureusement, "Embryo" a ete realise par un tacheron hollywodien Ralph Nelson qui n'a absolument aucune idee de mise en scene. Tout est filme avec platitude, sans distance, avec des references ultra convenues comme ce plan sur une reproduction de la "Creation d'Adam" de Michelange, au moment ou le doc' decide de poursuivre ses experiences sur des embryons humains. Les monologues interminables du toubib plombent le rythme d'entree et la musique est absolument abominable. Esthetiquement, on se croirait parfois dans un episode de "Dallas" ou de "l'Amour du Risque". Et la fin est absolument ridicule.
March 5, 2009
Ouch. Painful. This movie should be used in Gitmo instead of waterboarding.
½ February 18, 2009
Rock is a pervert in this. He does it with a freshly grown (up) fetus............. Ew.

HALF a star for effort. XD
½ September 12, 2008
sci-Fi and Fantasy it's a classic, Man creates an embryo from a dying dogs that he hit.
½ August 27, 2008
Imagine a bad tv movie with sex and blood but still with bad boring 70s tv movie direction and you have it in a nutshell. not even the ending can save this movie. Rock Hudson what were you thinkin?
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