The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut Review

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A ground-breaking scientist (Pierce Brosnan) invents a machine that can turn a mental patient in one of the cleverest people on Earth. But when the gear falls into the government's hands it's turned to darker purposes.


This silly bit of sci-fi hokum sees a pre-007 Pierce Brosnan as a scientist who uses his simpleton gardener (Jeff Fahey) as a guinea pig for his experiments in IQ-boosting. Warning: if you file your DVDs alphabetically, this will be on the shelf next to Lawrence Of Arabia — selecting the wrong one doesn’t bear thinking about.

The once impressive virtual reality no longer catch the breath, leaving very little to grab the attention.