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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A silly, snarling romp -- a fun (if you're in the mood for it), sometimes scary look at the life of a socially awkward man whose best friend is a white rodent he names Socrates. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie isn't without style, but the material can't remotely sustain 100 minutes. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Everything that was modest, soundly grounded and therefore horrifying about the 1971 rodentarama that starred Bruce Davison is now insistent, Grand-Guignol-intense and therefore shrug-offable when it isn't downright awful. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Glover, wearing his close-cropped hair in a pompadour and striking beady-eyed, furrow-browed poses that scare the hair off a tarantula, makes it as much fun as a rat revenge movie can be. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    This faithful resurrection of the original "Willard," a twisted gem in its own right, also is funny. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Morgan never reaches the heights the film probably would have hit if had been directed by Tim Burton, whose style is frequently evoked -- especially Shirley Walker's playful score, which seems channeled directly from Burton's frequent collaborator Danny Elfman. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Wonderfully deranged. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is real wit in Glover's performance. And wit, too, in R. Lee Ermey's performance as the boss, which draws heavily on Ermey's real-life experience as a drill sergeant. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    As filler for the long, dry winter movie season, the movie is more than passable, and its sense of humor has a wicked, unforgiving spin that is decidedly pro-rodent. show more

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