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  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Mike Mendez's shamelessly Corman-esque Big Ass Spider! does almost everything just a tiny bit better than it needs to. show more

  • 50
    Odie Henderson RogerEbert.com

    Big Ass Spider! wants to serve two masters, the ones who unabashedly enjoy this type of movie without shame, and the ones who openly mock it with false senses of superiority. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Big Ass Spider, lazily directed by Mike Mendez and unwisely written without a trace of necessary camp by Gregory Gieras, aims for satire and settles for stale shtick. It ends with the song “La Cucaracha,” leaving the door open for more insects to come. Cockroaches, anyone? show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Grunberg and Boyar have a charming, if broad, chemistry. It’s all kind of cheesy, of course, but it’s meant to be. And the effects, when not deliberately silly, aren’t bad. show more

  • 75
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    With its tongue placed firmly in cheek (it is, after all, called Big Ass Spider), it delivers on a whole bunch of laughs and thrills, in a way that some big budget spectaculars can't even muster. show more

  • 80
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    This is squirmy, hilarious fun. show more

  • 70
    Scott Foundas Variety

    An exceedingly good-natured Z-grade creature feature. show more

  • 50
    Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times

    The movie has a fan's heart, a sense of loving every goofball moment, but as directed by Mike Mendez it also seems perpetually caught between being a spoof or playing it straight and winds up falling between the cracks rather than rising above. show more

  • 30
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The director, Mike Mendez, shows no signs of knowing how to make campy horror work the way that the creators of similar movies on Syfy do. It has to be either subtle or over the top. This is neither. show more

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