• Mimic (1997)

Mimic

Release Date: August 22nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 1998

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her research associates rig up a species of "Judas" bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good ... until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey -- humans.

Cast: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton, Alexander Goodwin, Alix Koromzay, F. Murray Abraham

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Horror , Thriller , Science Fiction

Production Co: Miramax Films, Dimension Films

Keywords: Suspenseful, Melodramatic, New York City, Mystery, Husband, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    But Mimic is superior to most of its cousins, and has been stylishly directed by Guillermo Del Toro, whose visual sense adds a certain texture that makes everything scarier and more effective. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    In Mimic, director Guillermo Del Toro has created a dark, grotesque world that's hard to look at, and impossible to stop looking at. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    In fact, the title of this motion picture is quite apt -- Mimic does an excellent job of imitating not only Aliens, but several other science fiction and horror features, including such odd choices as Leviathan and The Thing. The derivative result is, as one might expect, moderately entertaining, but far from groundbreaking in its approach or execution. show more

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