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Special Effects

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5.4/10
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48/100
Drama Horror 
Rated: 18+ (R)19841h 41mOn: HBO MAX HBO 

Reality and illusion collide in this thriller about a megalomaniacal movie director who murders a young would-be actress, then sets about making a feature about the deed, casting the dead woman's clueless husband as the patsy, and finding a dead ringer to play the part of the dead actress.Special Effects featuring Zoë Lund and Eric Bogosian is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming on HBO, and available for rent or purchase on VUDU. It's a documentary and drama movie with a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.4 (796 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics.

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Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO).

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Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO).

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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#24,670 Ranked Movie

#768 Ranked in Movies on HBO

#1334 Ranked in Movies on HBO MAX

#2581 Ranked in Horror Movies

Special Effects has a less than average IMDb audience rating of 5.4 (796 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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