• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Chuck Russell
    In Theaters:
    Aug 5, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 11, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The Blob Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 1/5

May 19, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

July 10, 2004
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

November 22, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 2, 2002
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

December 23, 2003
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 7, 2005
Eric Henderson
House Next Door

Isolationism and false security are as much the targets of the '88 model blob as hobos and horny jocks.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

August 1, 2013
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

While not nearly on par with the original, the remake's a fast-paced and happily gore-soaked little treat.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Modest, disposable remake of a less-than-classic original... but dammit, evil Jell-O is still so cool!

| Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2002
David Cornelius
Popcornworld

An old story retold with a fresh voice, eager to make improvements where they're needed and unwilling to tamper with scenes that don't.

Full Review Source: Popcornworld | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a horror movie that manages to be scary, funny, suspenseful and even a parody of other horror movies.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

September 26, 2002
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

As far as remakes go it ain't too shoddy . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

November 18, 2009
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A fun, cheesy remake from writer Frank Darabont, who gets the tone just right.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2003
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2002

just a great sweet movie

| Original Score: 4/4

May 8, 2008
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Surprisingly worthy remake.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 2, 2004
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

| Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2003
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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November 21, 2008
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