Mimic Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
May 19, 2012
It comes off smarter and creepier than I recall the original, less about scares than a sustained atmosphere of eerie unease and skittery threats.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 8, 2012
Viewers will be forgiven for wanting to rush next door and douse their neighbor with RAID.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
While a visual treat, Mimic is exactly that, a film which mimics other styles and plot elements. In this case Alien and David Cronenberg's The Fly and Videodrome.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 30, 2011
It's clear now that Del Toro's favorite themes and symbols were already in place, with the vast underground setting, machinery, and man's interference in the supernatural order of things -- not to mention a talent for pure terror.
September 24, 2011
Mimic: The Director's Cut on Blu-ray is a true gift for fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 14, 2009
Preposterous, yes, but a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 18, 2008
Fairly lame bug horror. Not del Toro's best, to put it mildly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
July 10, 2008
Del Toro does not make Tyler a symbol of science gone out of control or of science for greed, instead he makes her a scientist who in doing good has created a monster and has to live with that guilt.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 7, 2007
Del Toro consegue criar alguns bons momentos de tensão e o filme conta com um design de produção bastante acima da média para exemplares do gênero. Ainda assim, a história óbvia, típica de uma produção B, resulta em um longa descartável.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
a real creepfest, directed for maximum chilliness
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2002
A fun, goopy throwback to the Monster Flicks of yesterday.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 18, 2002
It looks scary, but it doesn't feel scary. The elements are in place, but they're too familiar. Surprise is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Followed its terrific first half with a descent into horror movie formulaic crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A dark, dank and derivative horror ride only an Orkin man could truly love.
| Original Score: 2/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
Del Toro did what he set out to do, make an intelligent, enjoyable 'big bug' film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Del Toro proves that he doesn't just have a way with the poetic stuff: He can construct a nail-biter with the best of them.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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