Review: Spiderhead, starring Chris Hemsworth, is a slick, futuristic thriller

Review: Spiderhead, starring Chris Hemsworth, is a slick, futuristic thriller

Spiderhead (MA, 106 minutes) 3 stars Advertisement This new-to-Netflix psychological thriller about a drug testing program has big budget vibes, enormous stars and the director of the hottest film at the box office - Top Gun: Maverick. It is shot in part in a glorious tropical island locale and with expensive studio sets, and yet on closer inspection, it's the exact kind of film you might shoot during another COVID lockdown, as the set-up of scientists examining patients separates its cast from sneezing all over each other by thick windows of glass. Very clever, Netflix. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernik, responsible for some of the funnier big-screen dialogue of recent years with credits including Deadpool and Zombieland, waste that comedic talent by going all serious, adapting the short story …
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