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Big Ass Spider! (2013)

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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43

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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BIG ASS SPIDER is a TREMORS-style creature feature about a towering mutant arachnid rampaging across Los Angeles and the two unlikely heros who try to stop it. (c) Official Facebook

PG-13,

Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Gregory Gieras

Jan 7, 2014

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (5)

Many worse ways to spend 80 minutes can easily be imagined.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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With a movie called "Big Ass Spider!" you kind of know what you're in for.

October 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
Arizona Republic
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Aims for satire and settles for stale shtick.

October 23, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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Greg Grunberg helps keep things light in a Corman-esque monster movie.

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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Somehow ... feels like a letdown, in part for its lack of surprise or invention.

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The makers of this humorless horror comedy seemed to think that the mere existence of a gigantic, humanity-threatening spider would be enough.

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The relative lack of filler is another factor that sets Big Ass Spider! apart from other members of its ilk.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Director Mike Mendez brings his homage to those wacky creepy-crawly flicks of yesteryear to life with enough energy for several films.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Dread Central

[Blu-ray Review] No one will be confusing "Big Ass Spider!" for anything more than it is—a silly sci-fi comedy about a giant spider on the loose—and that's okay.

January 6, 2014 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

It's a lively, slick little film with a clear ambition to revive the thrills and chills of the subgenre, with particular attention to consistency and gaiety.

December 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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The most pressing mental involvement that Mike Mendez's silly, scary guilty pleasure requires is - where does one place the inflection?

December 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen-Space
Screen-Space

With a 30-rack of brewskis and some equally demented friends, Big Ass Spider could be one rockin' midnight movie experience worth a good laugh.

December 5, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

...oesn't deserve to be treated as one of those awful, misbegotten projects that can only be enjoyed ironically. It's a genuinely nice little movie and the people involved with it ought to have the opportunity to make more movies.

December 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Revels in its silliness, and has a good time with its premise, creating a fun monster movie...

October 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

"Big Ass Spider!" has a big ass problem: It thinks you're better than the material.

October 21, 2013 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

It's the kind of movie you wish they still had drive-ins for.

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

All the pacing of a classic monster movie is here, though director Mike Mendez is a bit more generous with revealing his carnivorous critter than some (I assume the budget was fairly small, but he gets value out of it).

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Topless Robot
Topless Robot

It is a low-budget production, but genre fans should still adore this anarchic monster movie.

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

If you are a fan of the big monster genre Big Ass Spider! is a great film to waste a Friday night on.

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Mike Mendez's film is closer to recent sci-fi cable TV movies like Sharknado than the sleazy exploitation fare of the '70s.

October 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Big Ass Spider!

Amusing B movie horror comedy that is surprisingly well made film considering its budget. This genre is lots of fun when it's done right, and with this film, we get just that. The film had a few weak parts, but overall it does succeed as an entertaining comedy horror film. The cast do good work here, and I thought that it was a return to form for these types of movies. If you enjoy sheer ridiculousness in films, then this is a film for you. There are times where I felt that the films potential didn't reach its fullest, but for what we get, this is still a good, entertaining ride. If you enjoy low budget horror flicks, then give this one a shot. The film has plenty of elements to make it worth seeing, but at times, the script could have been polished a bit. However that's to be expected from films like this, and you really can't expect anything great here. Big Ass Spider has its flaws, but the idea is quite good, and it is a fun, and highly entertaining return to films like Arachnophobia and Eight Legged Freaks, which are better, but this film manages to have that essence of what made those movies appealing. For a low budget affair, this film is very creative in terms of special effects and story. The film also has plenty of funny bits throughout and manages to join the genre as a fun, and silly movie that is exactly what you need to see with a group of friends. Don't expect a great film; just expect a good film, one that manages to entertain you with its ridiculous premise and fun humor.
January 6, 2014
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three stars!!
October 30, 2013
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'Big Ass Spider!'. As absurd and fun as the name suggests! B-grade goodness meant for a midnight screening with an audience.
March 16, 2013
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