Screamers (1995)

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Christian Duguay directs Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis and Jennifer Rubin in this Philip K Dick inspired future war thriller about killer weapons hidden among us. 

An underwhelming first act and an equally lacklustre finale hobble a neat little premise. Weller is gruffly enjoyable as the battle hardened lead grunt and the FX are pretty good (and cleverly deployed) considering the low budget. But whenever these two undeniably pleasurable positives get abandoned for any other business the movie reveals its pedestrian lack of ambition. Watchable.

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